Veneers are custom-made pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain. They are very thin and created by a professional dental laboratory. Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth, creating a beautiful smile.
Just like other dental restorations, veneers are very durable, but they may need to be replaced over time so you can keep your smile looking its absolute best.Veneers can be used to transform your smile, and they are often an alternative to crowns for many different situations.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Two visits to your dentist are typically necessary for receiving veneers. Your dentist will prep your teeth by lightly buffing and shaping them so there is room for the thickness of the veneer. Little or no anesthesia is necessary for this process. During this first appointment, your dentist will also take a mold of your teeth and will help you choose the appropriate color/shade.
When you come in for the second visit, your teeth will be cleansed to ensure a long-lasting bond. After this cleansing, a bonding cement is applied between the tooth and the veneer, and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
Careful and regular flossing, brushing and dental visits are necessary to increase the life of your veneers. You will receive basic care instructions after the procedure is finished.
Learn more about dental veneers – Contact your Salem dentists at Oak Park Family Dental.