Veneers are an important tool for the cosmetic dentist. A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a “Hollywood” type of makeover. Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics. Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have malpositioned (crooked) teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight. Thin veneers is an effective option for aging patients with worn dentition. In many cases, minimal to no tooth preparation is needed when using porcelain veneers.
One of our cases demonstrating how porcelain veneers can offer a cosmetic solution to damaged lower teeth.
Before beginning your treatment, we will always take the time to talk with you and find out what you like and don’t like about your smile. We will discuss your expectations with you, be honest about how much we can achieve, and suggest the most suitable treatment options.Once you are ready to proceed, we will meticulously assess, plan and design any changes, using digital photographs and models to help us, to ensure the best possible result.
We usually carry out the actual procedure over two appointments. At the first one, we prepare your teeth for the veneers by trimming back a very thin layer from the front surface and the biting edge of the teeth to be treated.
We take impressions (molds) and fit temporary veneers. Once you are happy with the temporary ones, our dental laboratory will carefully craft the permanent ones for you.
At your second appointment, we will fit the porcelain veneers, bonding them in place, polishing them and ensuring that they fit properly. We will usually see you a few days later to check that they are comfortable and functioning well.
It is safe, gentle and effective, and with proper care your smile could sparkle for years.
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