Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front of teeth to improve your appearance. At Dental 2000, they are custom-made in a laboratory from impressions taken of your teeth and look natural. Veneer treatment can address tooth discolorations or cosmetic flaws like chips or unevenness. Dental veneers can also be applied to fix small gaps between teeth.
The Procedure for Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can address many cases of misaligned teeth as well as minor chips and cracks in individual teeth. During your first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneer placement by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of each tooth and buffing the surface to ensure a smooth and even fit for the veneer. The dentist will then take impressions of your teeth and send them to the laboratory to fabricate the veneers. It usually takes one to two weeks for the restorations to be ready to be placed on your teeth. Then, the veneers will be carefully placed onto each tooth using a special resin that hardens quickly. After your veneers have been bonded in place, the dentist will check your bite and make any necessary adjustments so you can enjoy a comfortable bite. When the process is over, patients can benefit from the beautiful appearance of straighter and more symmetrical smiles with whiter teeth!
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
A Precise Fit
Your cosmetic dentist designs a set of veneers according to your facial structure, ensuring each veneer fits comfortably and securely over your natural teeth.
With proper care, a set of porcelain veneers can last for many years. While minor chipping can occur with this type of restoration, you can also easily repair the damage without replacing your veneers.
Porcelain is stain-resistant, so your new smile will stay bright between dental cleanings. Additionally, the material allows you to whiten your smile without causing damage to your veneers.
Veneers are designed to appear natural, so no one but you needs to know you have cosmetically enhanced your teeth. Dental veneers are a versatile solution for covering a range of cosmetic dental issues. They can mask discolorations caused by stains, tobacco use, medications, and even aging.
Minimal Tooth Preparation
Unlike dental crowns, which require removing a significant amount of your tooth’s enamel, you only need to prepare a small portion of the tooth’s surface for a veneer placement procedure. As a result, you typically won’t experience the same sensitivity as you would after getting a crown.
If you have any questions or concerns about veneers, visit Dental 2000 at 39 Creek Rd Suite #210, Irvine, CA 92604, or call (949) 857-6757.