Based on a diagnostic guide and wax-up the teeth are prepared by removing 0.3 to 0.5 mm of enamel (the thickness of a fingernail) to allow room for the veneer layer. We make an impression of your teeth and send them to the specialized dental laboratory that will create the veneers.
Bonding involves all the steps that permanently attach the veneer to the tooth. After a cleaning of the tooth, the veneer is bonded to the tooth with special dental cement. This dental cement is then hardened with ultraviolet light.
Dental veneers can effectively correct the appearance of many tooth imperfections. You can easily improve imperfections like discoloration, chipped and broken teeth, gaps, and uneven or oddly shaped teeth with dental veneers. We simply bond dental veneers to the surface of the tooth, effectively covering and improving the appearance of the tooth or teeth. For example, a person who has a gap between two teeth can receive veneers that cover that gap creating a better smile.
1. We make room for the veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. The thickness of the veneers is equal to the thickness of your tooth enamel. The veneer will replace the tooth enamel on the teeth that will receive the treatment.
2. We make an impression of your teeth and send them to a dental lab which will, in turn, make the veneers based upon your tooth impressions. Veneers can take anywhere from two weeks to a month to be complete after the tooth impressions are sent to the dental lab.
3. Once the actual veneers are ready, the dentist will make slight adjustments as needed before actually bonding the veneer to your tooth.
4. After they apply the veneers to your teeth, your dentist may call you in for follow-up visits to make sure the veneers aren’t creating oral problems. Veneers last anywhere from 7 to 15 years and only require replacement once they begin to wear.
Dental veneers require no special care or maintenance other than the practice of good oral hygiene. Flossing and brushing just as you would do with your natural teeth is all that’s required. However, there are some things that you should know about dental veneers. You are still able to get cavities if you don’t care for your teeth, even if you have veneers. Veneers are not reversible and if they chip or crack they are not repairable. You may also experience more sensitivity to both hot and cold foods and drinks as a result of the enamel being removed from your teeth. Plus, the veneers may not match your natural tooth coloring. However, on the upside, they have a natural appearance and aren’t irritating to the gums. Veneers usually don’t require a lot of shaping like crowns do but are extremely strong and resilient.
Dental veneers effectively improve the appearance of teeth that may be discolored, chipped, cracked, oddly shaped, and irregularly spaced. Veneers rest securely on top of the surface of the tooth, correcting the problem with natural looking tooth colored materials. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant and have the look and shine of natural teeth in addition to being long-lasting and fairly easy to care for. Veneers are made from impressions of your teeth and attach to the surface of your teeth. They are shaped and adjusted to fit after they have been bonded to the surface of your teeth. They don’t usually require a lot of shaping and contouring and are a strong and natural looking solution for tooth imperfections.