Veneers are a great way to achieve a dramatic smile makeover. Since veneers are made from porcelain, they are white and resistant to staining. They also feature a glaze that helps reduce the likelihood of veneers appearing dull or yellowed. Patients with veneers can enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come.
A veneer is a cosmetic enhancement that conceals all kinds of dental imperfections including permanent stains, chips, and cracks. When placing multiple veneers, a cosmetic dentist can produce the appearance of a perfect, straight smile.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Veneers are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth with a cement-like compound. Wafer thin and shaped like the teeth they cover, veneers are custom made in a dental laboratory for an exact fit.
Who Benefits from Veneers
Even the most flawed teeth can look significantly healthier and whiter with veneers. These enhancements are popular among patients who suffer with the following kinds of imperfections:
- Permanent intrinsic and extrinsic stains
- Teeth with jagged edges
- Orthodontic issues such as crowding and gaps
- Misshapen teeth
What to Expect During the Procedure
Receiving veneers is a non-invasive procedure that normally doesn’t even require local anesthetic. The process of receiving veneers takes two to three appointments.
In the first appointment, the tooth’s surface is slightly reduced to create a flat surface for veneers to adhere. A cosmetic dentist will then take molds to develop the precise dimensions needed to fabricate custom veneers. Photographs and X-rays are taken as well.
Once the specifications for veneers are determined, they are sent to technicians in dental laboratories for the fabrication process. When veneers are ready for placement, patients will return to our practice.
Placing veneers involves slightly roughening the surfaces of teeth and applying the bonding materials to teeth so that veneers can adhere. As the bonding material dries, our team will make final adjustments to ensure each veneer sits perfectly over teeth.
Call Aesthetic Dental Partners to schedule a smile makeover consultation.