Also called porcelain veneers, these wafer-thin, custom-made laminates are tooth-colored and designed to cover the surface of the toot. In brief, dental veneers improve the length, shape, color, and size of a tooth. Many patients prefer veneers to create their ideal smile. Learn why veneers are highly sought after and contact us today.
Choosing Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are excellent because they fix a wide range of issues. Below are common dental concerns that veneers can correct.
- Worn-down teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Misaligned, irregular and unevenly shaped teeth especially ones with craters and bulges
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Gapped teeth
Usually, when you are getting dental veneers, you will have to make multiple appointments with the doctor. One will be a consultation, and the other two will be for the installation and follow-up.
This is the first step, and it involves the active participation of the patient. In brief, it helps the dentist to see the job that needs to be done and make the appropriate course of treatment. They will make sure that the veneers are the most appropriate treatment for you. He or she will take an X-ray and make impressions of your mouth. Likewise, these images help customize your veneers to ensure a natural-appearing smile.
The preparation consists of reshaping the surface of the tooth. Before he starts to trim the enamel, the dentist will decide whether you need a local anesthetic that will numb the area. Once the enamel is trimmed, impressions and images are made. These will be sent to a dental laboratory, and it will be used to construct the veneer. In addition, it may take between 2-4 weeks. Meanwhile, you will be given temporary veneers.
This is a process that is completed before the veneers are permanently cemented to the tooth. It involves an examination to determine the perfect color of teeth and fit for you. In addition, it will be customized to suit your smile. In short, the dentist uses a special cement to attach the veneer to the tooth. Once it has been positioned properly, the dentist uses a special light to cure the cement quickly. Finally, the dentist examines the veneer to assure the patient can bite comfortably. Likewise, the patient will examine their new smile and receive post-treatment instructions.
Dental veneers are a great option to improve your smile. Learn more about this cosmetic dental procedure with an exam and consultation. We have several locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Simply contact any of the offices below. We’d be happy to assist.