Veneers are thin, curved pieces of porcelain used to restore the aesthetics of damaged teeth. They are custom-fabricated according to the contour of the teeth and bonded in place using dental adhesives. Veneers are primarily used for cosmetic purposes such as treating cracks, chipping, severe discoloration, the excessive spacing between adjacent teeth, etc.
What are the advantages of veneers?
- Veneers are highly durable. Despite their thin structure, they can withstand regular wear caused due to biting and chewing food.
- Veneers enhance the aesthetics of your smile as they cover the entire frontal surface of the teeth.
- They keep the teeth from cracking or crumbling as they hold the tooth structure intact.
- Excessive spaces between the teeth can be eliminated using veneers.
- They are long-lasting.
- The procedure for placing veneers is quite simple and doesn’t cause pain.
- Since the veneer is made from tooth-colored porcelain, it can be customized in terms of color and contour.
Are you a candidate for veneers?
Patients who have cosmetic dental issues such as damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth can benefit from veneers. However, they shouldn’t have oral conditions such as gum diseases, cavities, oral cancer, etc. If you have been waiting for a smile transformation that wouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket, you will be a perfect candidate for veneers.
What is the procedure involved?
During the initial visit, the dentist will visually examine your teeth and run a few tests to determine your candidacy. Your teeth will be cleaned thoroughly by getting rid of the tartar deposits and removing any adhered debris. A thin layer of enamel will be removed by grinding so that the veneer can be accommodated on the tooth. A hand-held digital scanning tool is used to make an impression of the teeth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory. While the veneer is being fabricated, the dentist may place a temporary one on your tooth to protect it.
During the next visit, the temporary veneer will be removed, and the teeth will be cleaned. An etching solution is applied on the teeth to roughen them before bonding the veneer. Dental adhesives that are photosensitive will be used to bond the veneer, after which a suitable curing light is used to harden it. A bite test will be conducted, and the veneer will be polished to make it look as lifelike as possible.
To have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Pyle, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (765) 288-6121, and we will be happy to help.