Dental veneers are customized porcelain restorations that fit over the fronts of teeth to improve their aesthetics. Veneers are especially beneficial for those who have cracked, chipped, stained, worn, gapped or otherwise unsightly teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used alone or as part of a smile makeover. Call us today to schedule your veneers consultation. We can help you decide if veneers are right for you.
Getting veneers usually requires several appointments. At the first appointment, our team will ensure your candidacy and take dental X-rays and other records. We may prepare your teeth during this appointment or at a later appointment depending on your needs. To prepare your teeth, about half a millimeter of dental enamel is carefully buffed to make room for the veneers. This ensures a properly contoured restoration. Dental impressions are then taken so that a mold can be made of your teeth. This will serve as a model to create your new veneers.
A dental lab will make each veneer out of dental porcelain in the shade you have chosen. Porcelain is glazed and highly stain resistant, unlike natural dental enamel, so you can eat and drink whatever you like without affecting the color of your new smile. Once the lab has finished your veneers, they will be returned to the dental office, and we will use a special bonding compound to attach them to your teeth.
You may need a final follow-up visit to ensure your veneers are functioning as expected. Minor adjustments can help ensure a comfortable bite and flawless fit. Good dental hygiene will keep your veneers looking and feeling their best. Brush and floss after meals, and avoid biting on anything hard. Call our office today to learn more about how dental veneers can transform your smile or to schedule your appointment with our dental team.