Veneer Dentistry Explained

Veneer Dentistry

When a person has discolored, chipped or misaligned teeth, they often feel uncomfortable smiling and hesitant to talk to others. The solution is veneers – thin porcelain shells that cover the front of the teeth to brighten and beautify the smile. They are a great alternative to crowns and can be used for cosmetic tooth reshaping, fillings and to conceal dark spots. This link

The first visit involves a cleaning and evaluation of the tooth surface to determine if the patient is a good candidate for veneers. If not, there are other options to consider, such as composite resin bonding or cosmetic contouring. The dentist then removes a very thin layer of the tooth enamel (imagine it being about the thickness of your fingernail) in order to make room for the veneer. This allows for accurate sizing of the veneer to ensure it will fit the mouth correctly when the dentist bonds it permanently in place later. During this appointment, the dentist will also provide a temporary set of veneers to wear until the permanent set comes back from the lab for placement.

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At the next appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary restoration and place the permanent veneers on the teeth. The dentist will evaluate the fit, shape and color to ensure they are a good fit for the patient’s smile. Then, the dentist will bond and cement the veneers in place, ensuring they are secure and providing a natural look. Afterwards, the patient can continue with their normal oral health routine and see their dentist for regular teeth cleanings and checkups.