For patients who have teeth that are chipped, stained, or unevenly spaced front teeth, veneers are a cosmetic option that our team at Rush Creek Dentistry can provide for you to gain a brighter, more perfect smile. Veneers are shells that are attached to the front of teeth in order to improve their appearance. Veneers can improve your tooth’s: color, shape, size, and length. Some people may only get one veneer in the case that they have one broken or chipped tooth. Most often veneers will cover six to eight teeth in order to provide a more symmetrical and even smile.
What Are Veneers Made Of?
Veneers are thin facings to replace damaged teeth that dentists can attach to your teeth which will serve as the base. Dental veneers are most commonly made of porcelain or composite resin. Depending on the material used your following treatment will differ. No prep veneers, such as Lumineers and Vivaneers, are less invasive and take less effort to apply. They also take less time to apply because they are made to be used without taking an individual mold. These brands do not require the removal of enamel to be applied. Porcelain veneers can encase your teeth without the need for extensive and invasive procedures.
What To Expect
Applying dental veneers requires removing your tooth structure so that the veneer may replace it. Composite resin veneers require your dentist to scrape the surface of your tooth before applying a layer of the composite resin. Additional layers will be added as needed to provide a more perfect smile. To finish, your dentist will cure the composite resin material with an ultraviolet light. Other porcelain veneers require significant amounts of tooth structure to be removed. In order to properly place the new front, your dentist will have to grind down the structure including your enamel. For this reason, your dentist will use local anesthetics. This way you can be sure that the only discomfort you will feel is the slight pinch of a needle injecting anesthetics. The amount of tooth structure reduced from each tooth will depend on your individual concerns and the number of teeth involved. Next, your dentist will create a mold that will be sent to a dental lab. Once the veneer is ready your dentist can finally cement your new smile into place.
What Are The Benefits To Veneers?
In relatively no time, veneers can completely transform your smile. If you have multiple teeth that require treatment, veneers could be the best option for you. If you suffer from severe tooth decay, veneers can serve as a protective barrier from the bacteria that causes decay. If your teeth have stains, veneers are highly resistant to staining, including stains caused by: coffee, tea, or smoking. Your new teeth will be brighter, so teeth whitening will no longer be a concern. Veneers can allow anyone with teeth problems to have the smile they have always wanted.
Porcelain veneers are very durable and can last ten to fifteen years when you give them proper care. This means you should be: careful with certain foods, wear a nightguard or athletic guard when necessary, avoid bad oral habits like grinding, practice good oral hygiene, and schedule regular dental cleanings. Our dentists at Rush Creek Dentistry have experience treating our patients with veneers in order to give them their perfect smile. So please let us be your trusted healthcare provider and call us now at 682-277-0535.