Very few people are blessed with perfect teeth; for those of us that long for a beautiful smile, we may have to rely on cosmetic dental enhancements to achieve the look we want. Porcelain veneers provide a permanent solution for many cosmetic dental problems.
Porcelain Veneers are Versatile
Deep dental stain: Stain and discoloration due to diet, lifestyle, medication … whatever the reason, veneers are a solution.
Gaps between teeth: Some might think their gaps are cute, but if you don’t like your’s, veneers can make those gaps disappear in a matter of weeks.
Misshapen or uneven dentition: One or two teeth that appear out of place can ruin your smile. Veneers can hide these types of dental imperfections. Teeth can appear even and symmetrical in a few dental appointments.
Chipped teeth: Whether you are dealing with one or more teeth, veneers are the perfect answer to make teeth appear whole.
How Veneers Work
Once you and your dentist have consulted about the number of teeth to be treated, the next step is to begin treatment. Your dentist will remove a very thin amount of enamel from the front of teeth to be treated. Dental impressions will be taken for the lab to fabricate veneers. Temporaries will be placed on teeth to protect them until permanent veneers are ready.
By removing enamel, this procedure becomes permanent. Enamel does not grow back and is not replaceable.
Once the lab has returned the veneers, your dentist will remove temporaries and try on veneers for fit and appearance. Small adjustments can be made chairside, if needed.
When properly fitted, teeth surfaces will be treated with a product designed to make veneers adhere. They will be cemented into place and cured with a laser or curing light.
Precautions for Treated Teeth
If broken or dislodged, veneers require replacement as they are unrepairable. With that in mind, you should take certain precautions such as … do not bite fingernails or try to open packages with treated teeth; never bite into hard, crunchy, or sticky foods … cut foods into pieces and enjoy.
Otherwise caring for veneer treated teeth is easy … brush and floss daily and visit our dentist, Dr. Amer, every six months for cleaning and dental exam.