Dental veneers are a semi-permanent solution to chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, or gaps between teeth. Veneers are thin tooth-colored shells that your dentist places over the front parts of your teeth to make the visible part of your teeth more aesthetically attractive. Made from porcelain or resin-composite materials, your dental veneers will look and feel like your natural teeth. Veneers are a cosmetic solution for tooth discoloration, fractures, or chips.
Veneers are strong and long lasting, so you can smile, talk, and eat with confidence. They have a natural looking surface, so nobody will know that you have veneers. Dental veneers are also resistant to staining, so they look great for years. Veneers can last for more than a decade, depending on the type of veneer you choose and on how well you care for the veneers. They are also less intrusive than crowns or braces, which means they are more comfortable.
Pardee Family Dentistry Provides Natural-looking Veneers
The procedure to place veneers requires at least two visits to your dentist. During the first appointment, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the tooth or teeth that will receive the veneers. This step makes room for the veneers. Next, your dentist will choose a shade of veneer that will match your remaining teeth. Finally, your dentist will make a mold or impression of the prepared teeth, and send this mold to the laboratory that custom-makes your veneer.
It may take several days to receive your veneers. Your dentist may fit you with temporary veneers. When your veneers arrive, you will go back to your dentist. During this appointment, your dentist will test fit the new veneers to ensure a proper fit, shape, and color match. After making any final adjustments, your dentist will adhere the veneers to your teeth using a special bonding material and light.
To learn more about veneers, consult with your dental health professionals at Pardee Family Dentistry.