Troy Dentist Explains Veneers
You smile is one of the first things people look at. Some people are simply not satisfied with the way their smile looks mainly because of chips or cracks in teeth, jagged teeth, spaces in between teeth, or even staining. At times, it could seem that the smile you want exists only in your dreams. But, with veneers, the smile you desire no longer has to be a dream.
What are veneers?
You may or may not have considered veneers. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is placed on top of the natural tooth. The veneer gives you the look you’re looking for and adds a bit of strength to the teeth. An assessment with your dentist and a smile analysis will help you see whether a veneer is the proper procedure to achieve your desired results. The moment the decision has been made, you’re on the way to a attractive smile.
Application of veneers
The application of a veneer is usually a two appointment process. Your very first appointment includes trimming your teeth and developing a mold. Trimming of the teeth means that a very thin layer of the enamel (under a millimeter) would be removed; this process is necessary for the veneer to be properly placed on your tooth and for the veneer to fit properly into your mouth. A mold of your teeth must be taken to be sure the veneer can be designed to fit. Also during this appointment, the color of your veneer is chosen by you and your dentist. As soon as the impressions have been created your dentist sends them out to be manufactured, this procedure could take a week or two.
For your second session, you dentist will prepare your tooth for the bonding of the veneer. A dental cement is applied to the surface of your tooth and the veneer is put into place. A special light is needed to “cure” the dental cement. When the veneer is bonded in place, your dentist will clean-up any extra cement and polish your brand new veneer.
A third, follow-up appointment may happen for your dentist to talk with you on overall happiness with the appearance and feeling and to also check for any problems.
Why you should get veneers
Everyone’s smile is unique and there are several cosmetic reasons people get veneers. Popular reasons for veneers are:
- Fixing chips or cracks
- Filling in gaps
- Smoothing jagged teeth
- Brightening stained teeth
Benefits of veneers
Veneers are created for each person and it can be very difficult to tell the difference between real teeth and those covered with a veneer because of the translucency of the porcelain being similar to the translucency of tooth enamel. Additionally, they require less enamel to be removed than a crown. Stains from coffee or tea will no longer be something you need to be concerned about and there is no special care needed for them, just normal brushing and flossing with regular visits to your dentist.
A porcelain veneer is expected to last around 15 years.
Troy Dentist Explains Veneers
If you have any further questions about veneers or want to set a visit, please call 248-652-0024 or visit our website, mercuryfreedentalwellness.com