Veneers have been used for cosmetic and restorative dental procedures for many years now. They are wafer-thin pieces of ceramic that are bonded to the frontal surface of the teeth to make changes to their appearance. Most importantly, veneers cover the surface imperfections on teeth and give them a pleasing appearance.
What are Veneers used for?
- Veneers can be used to restore chipped or naturally misshapen teeth to their ideal contour.
- They can be placed on cracked or broken teeth to keep them intact and prevent the propagation of the crack.
- Spacing is a type of malocclusion where significant gaps between adjacent teeth separate the teeth. Bonding veneers can eliminate such unattractive gaps in the teeth.
- Teeth worn out severely due to grinding or jaw clenching can be restored to their ideal size and contour using veneers.
- Teeth discoloration is usually treated by whitening procedures using a teeth bleaching gel. But, when the staining is severe, we may consider covering their frontal surface using a veneer to give them a more pleasing appearance.
What are the Advantages of Choosing Veneers?
- Veneers offer excellent strength and durability despite their thin structure.
- They cover the surface imperfections on the teeth to give them a more attractive appearance.
- The procedure for placing veneers is simple and wouldn’t require more than two visits to the dentist’s practice.
- The dentist need not remove a large amount of material from the tooth during the preparation phase, allowing you to retain a major part of your natural tooth.
- They restore both oral aesthetics and functionality in one go.
- Most importantly, they can be customized to match the appearance of the natural teeth perfectly.
How are Veneers Placed?
The dentist will use various devices to get a better view of the tooth during the initial diagnosis. We will also take x-rays and scans of the teeth during the screening process. Once your candidacy for veneers is confirmed, we will prepare the tooth for restoration. We will clean the teeth and remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth. This makes space for the veneer. Digital impressions of the tooth will be created and used as a reference for fabricating the veneer.
Once it is fabricated and ready to be bonded, we will schedule a follow-up consultation. During this, the teeth will be cleaned and etched using a suitable etching liquid. This roughens the surface of the tooth and allows the veneer to stay firmly attached to it. The dentist will use photosensitive adhesives to bond the veneer to the tooth and harden it using a curing light. Once we take a bite test, the veneer will be polished to enhance its aesthetics.
We request you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (435) 713-0096 or reach out through online consultation, and we’ll be happy to help.