What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a great way to transform your entire smile. These thin veneers are often made of porcelain and are attached to just the front teeth. They help to cover up imperfections like cracks, chips, discoloration and gaps. Your veneers can easily last for a decade or longer without needing special care or treatment.
Why would Dental Veneers be needed?
Some of our patients are looking for dental veneers as a way to enhance their smile and improve their confidence. You might be looking for a way to transform your look for an upcoming event, like your wedding. Regardless of why you want dental veneers, the fact that they can cover up a variety of imperfections and flaws makes them a relatively noninvasive cosmetic procedure compared to other treatments. The veneer procedure is normally completed in just two visits to the office.
Who is a candidate for Dental Veneers?
Most patients who want dental veneers can have them placed. We will examine your teeth to determine if veneers are right for you. Veneers should be placed over otherwise healthy adult teeth. If you have older veneers, we will recommend replacing them as they begin to show signs of wear.
What happens during the Dental Veneer procedure?
The dental veneer process will begin with roughing up the front teeth. This will make room for the veneers and make it easier for them to stick to the teeth themselves. The next step is to take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are used to make the actual dental veneers. Your second visit into the office will involve placing the actual veneers. We will make minor adjustments to the way that they look and feel so that they enhance and perfect your existing smile. You can expect your brand new dental veneers to last for about 10 years before they may need to be replaced with new restorations.
If you would like to learn more about dental veneers, call us today to schedule an appointment to come in for treatment.