Negosentro | Restore Your Beautiful Smile with Dental Veneers | The state of your teeth affects your general appearance and sometimes how you interact in social places. Bad teeth which are chipped, discolored, and spaced can make you shy away from smiling and generally interfere with your quality of life. These imperfections, such as discoloration, can occur due to colored drinks and foods, or sometimes you can break your tooth following an injury. Whichever the case, dental flaws are common and sometimes can be a source of your insecurities. Fortunately, veneers in Summit allow you to fix multiple dental problems in a quick and less invasive process.
What are veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made tooth shells placed on the front surface of your teeth to cover imperfections and improve your appearance. They address different problems such as worn-down teeth, chipped or broken teeth, misalignment, and gaps between teeth. Veneers can either be made out of porcelain or composite resin material. Porcelain veneers are more potent and can resist stains better than those made from composite resin. Your specialist may guide you into the one that best suits you during a consultation.
What does it take to get dental veneers?
Usually, the process of veneer placement involves three visits to your dentist –one for diagnosis and treatment planning, two for preparing the veneers, and lastly, bonding or placing the covering.
The first appointment is where your dentist examines your teeth to determine whether veneers are good for you. While reviewing your teeth, the dentist assesses your overall oral health by looking for signs of gum disease and tooth decay. If you have any of those, you may need to get that fixed before getting veneers placed. Here is also where you discuss your goals with your dentist, who may help manage your expectations. Your dentist will give you an insight into what you need to know about veneers – both the good and bad. For example:
- Veneers are permanent, and the process cannot be reversed.
- Like your natural teeth, veneers can crack or chip, so you need to be careful and avoid bad habits such as nail-biting, grinding, and clenching your teeth.
- A small amount of enamel is removed as part of the process, making your teeth sensitive.
- They are not always a good choice for everyone, especially those with gum disease, tooth decay, personal habits such as grinding and clenching teeth, and nail-biting.
During the second visit, your dentist removes little enamel from your teeth to create room for the veneers and makes an impression or mold of your teeth which are then sent to the lab. The permanent veneers may take up to 4 weeks to get ready, and as you wait for them, your dentist may send you home with temporary ones.
Your teeth are first cleaned to get rid of any food particles and plaque before veneer placement. The dentist etches your tooth or creates a rough surface that allows the veneer to hold firmly. Before bonding the shell to your tooth, the dentist confirms its fit and color and may make adjustments if needed. The cover is stuck on your tooth using an adhesive, and laser light is used to harden the cement faster.
If you are unhappy with the state of your teeth, visit your dentist at Dental Studios to learn how veneers can improve your smile.