Dental veneers, sometimes called porcelain veneers, are custom made to cover the front surface of your teeth. Veneers will improve the appearance of your smile and give them a natural, attractive look. They are almost impossible to stain, so they are an attractive choice for those who are looking for the perfect smile. However, the treatment cannot be reversed so it may be a big decision. Before you dive in, here is everything you need to know:
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are a thin shell of porcelain that bonds to the original enamel of your teeth. It re-creates the natural look of your smile and gives your teeth more strength and resilience. They will be custom made to fit your teeth perfectly during a procedure that takes place at your Holly Springs dentist’s office.
Do You Need Veneers?
Veneers are routinely used to hide the following undesirable characteristics of your teeth:
● Discoloration or stains
● Chips or broken teeth
● Teeth that are worn down
● Teeth with gaps in between them
● Irregularly shaped teeth that may be uneven or misaligned
The procedure usually happens during a few days. The first day will be a consultation with the Klooster dental team. We will take X-rays to make sure it is the appropriate option for your teeth. We will also ask about the result that you seek. Then, our team will make impressions and molds of your teeth, so the veneers fit perfectly.
During the next appointment, we will remove about one-half a millimeter of tooth enamel from the tooth’s surface so he or she can apply veneers, which are that same thickness. Then we’ll clean your teeth and polish them. A dental laboratory will make the molds. Then, we bond the veneers to your teeth and adjust them for a perfect fit. Once properly positioned, we shine a special light on your teeth that cures the cement used in the bonding process. We then make any final adjustments, and we’ll make a follow-up appointment to make sure everything is going smoothly.
How to Take Care of Veneers
Your veneers should be treated just like your teeth, with routine brushing and flossing. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth at night, we may need to look in to a night guard to protect the porcelain. Veneers are not permanent for the rest of your life; they will need to be replaced at some point. However, proper care and routine dental check-ups could give your veneers a life of 15 years.
If you have more questions regarding veneers, and whether or not they are right for you, contact Klooster Family Dentistry today.