Are you having issues with broken, chipped, smaller-than-average, or discolored teeth? You can opt for dental veneers. A dental veneer is a tooth-colored thin shell that is placed on the surface of the tooth to improve its appearance. Most people use it to repair or conceal their damaged teeth and make them appear normal and appealing. In many cases, one veneer is enough to conceal a broken or damaged tooth. For others, veneers might cover the front eight teeth to create a symmetrical smile. To boost your confidence, smile, and prevent further damage to your teeth, you need this dental procedure. Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group will help you with the process, which includes shaping the teeth and placing the veneers.
Types of Dental Veneers
There are two types of dental veneers: the traditional veneer and the non-prep veneer. The traditional veneer is long-lasting and involves grinding the tooth to allow the placement of the veneer. The non-prep process requires minimal alteration of the tooth and requires an easy fix without pain.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
The main benefit of having dental veneers is that it helps to improve your teeth appearance, which gives you more confidence and a beautiful smile. Other than giving you the aesthetic value, it helps in preventing further damage to the teeth. The process is used to fix chipped or broken teeth, gaps, and hide discoloration that can't be fixed with teeth whitening. It also reshapes the sizes of smaller, pointed teeth or irregularly shaped teeth. The fixed teeth can last for as long as ten years, depending on the veneer. It is a worthy dental fix to invest in for individuals with severely damaged teeth.
The Dental Veneer Process
The first step in deciding whether dental veneers are the right choice for you is to schedule and complete a dental exam. Sometimes, severely damaged teeth require braces before our dentist places the veneers. An x-ray is needed to determine the extent of damage, gum disease, tooth decay and examining the root canal. If these are pre-existing conditions, another option might be discussed.
First, our dentist trims the tooth and then creates an impression used to create the veneers. The creation of veneers might take at least two weeks to ensure everything gets done to perfection. Once ready, the dentist will check them versus your teeth to ensure the size fits perfectly. The dentist then cleans the teeth and then roughens it to ensure the veneer sticks firmly. Dental cement is then used to permanently fix the veneer into the teeth, which is then reinforced using ultraviolet rays. To take care of the veneers, you should avoid chewing hard substance with the veneered tooth, protecting your teeth against any hard surfaces, and wearing a mouthguard during sports.
If your teeth are chipped, broken, or discolored, you may want to gain your smile and confidence back. Such can be done by placing veneers on the damaged teeth. For more information about this process and to check if your teeth are fit for it, kindly call Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group at 916-773-6565 today.