If you have front teeth that are chipped, stained, or unevenly spaced, veneers are an option that our dental professionals at Cleary Dental can provide. Veneers are a thin shell that our dentists attach to the front of your teeth in order to improve their appearance. Veneers can improve your tooth’s color, shape, size, and length. You have the option of only getting only one veneer if you have one broken or chipped tooth. Most often veneers will cover six to eight teeth in order to provide you with a more symmetrical and even smile.
Veneers Are Made of Porcelain and Resin
Veneers are thin coverings that our dentists will use to repair any damaged teeth. They are attached to your tooth which will serve as the base. Veneers are commonly made of porcelain or composite resin and depending on the material used your treatment following will differ. There are a few no-prep veneer brands that are less invasive and take less effort to apply. They also take less time to apply because they are made to be used without taking an individual mold, also making them less effective.
Benefits of Veneers
Porcelain veneers will encase your teeth without the need for extensive and invasive procedures. If you have multiple teeth that require treatment, veneers are the best option. If you suffer from severe tooth decay, veneers will serve as a protective barrier from any bacteria that may cause decay. If your teeth have stains, it is important to know that veneers are highly resistant to staining. This includes stains caused by coffee, tea, or smoking. With veneers, your new teeth will be brighter and teeth whitening will no longer be a concern. In relatively no time, our dentist can transform your smile with veneers.
The Procedure for Veneers
Applying dental veneers will require the dentist to remove part of your tooth structure so that the veneer will be able to replace it. Composite resin veneers require our dentist to scrape the surface of your tooth before applying layers of composite resin. The dentist will then cure the composite resin material with an ultraviolet light. Porcelain veneers require significant amounts of tooth structure to be removed. In order to properly place your veneers, our dentists will have to grind down the structure including your enamel. For this reason, our dentist will use local anesthetics.
Porcelain veneers are very durable and can last 10 to 15 years if you care for them properly. This means you should be careful with certain foods, wear a nightguard or athletic guard when necessary, avoid bad habits like tooth grinding, practice good oral hygiene, and schedule regular dental cleanings.
At Cleary Dental our dental professionals have experience treating our patients with veneers in order to give them a perfect smile. Let us be your trusted dental provider. Call us now at (856) 528-8607.