If you have cosmetically imperfect teeth, often you only need a porcelain veneer to improve their appearance.
A veneer is the high quality and durable thin layer over the top of your existing teeth. Porcelain veneers can be employed to completely reshape your teeth and smile. As an alternative to dental crowns, they are many times the ideal solution to treating simple cosmetic conditions affecting your smile.
These are custom made for both shape and color out of porcelain in a professional dental laboratory. While they are custom crafted to be very durable and will last many years, as with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent. Where someday they may need replacement, with proper care and regular dental visits any veneer treatment will give you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
While the main reason is to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile, veneers are also solutions for:
- Too small or large teeth
- Unwanted or uneven spaces between your teeth.
- Severely worn or chipped teeth.
- Crooked teeth.
- Mis-shaped teeth.
- Discolored or stained teeth.
How are porcelain veneers applied?
Getting porcelain veneers usually require two visits to the dentist complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.
On a first visit, your teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface. This allows room for veneer’s thickness. Next, we’ll take an impression of your teeth with a mold. We’ll also consult with you about a shade (color) which is a decision you’ll make with your dentist.
Your second visit will involve cleaning your teeth with a special set of liquids to ensure a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
Additionally, we will ensure you receive care instructions for your veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid to the long-lasting life of your new veneers.
If you have any questions or you would like to learn more, contact Capati Dental today.