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Veneers

Veneers

Veneers are dental porcelain laminates that are designed to go over the front of your teeth. They are custom made to fit the individual who is wearing them and is very thin to be as comfortable as possible. The reason why many people get veneers is that they are unsatisfied with the color or appearance of their teeth. They might struggle with worn, broken teeth or have discolorations, chips, or other damage after a lifetime of use.

Veneers cover the front part of the teeth to give the impression that you have naturally white and beautiful teeth. They are bonded to the teeth using an adhesive that’s safe to use. You won’t have to worry about veneers coming off or causing any type of damage at all. It’s mainly designed for people to show off their new smile. Veneers can also change the overall appearance of your teeth, even their size, and shape.

Mostly made from porcelain, veneers can also be made with other types of hard resin. Porcelain veneers are better designed to fight back against further stains and are better at giving you the clean, white teeth you love, while resin veneers are more comfortable to wear because they’re more flexible. The right choice for you will depend on your needs, so be sure to discuss your options with your dentist.

Dental Problems Fixed by Veneers

Over time, your once beautiful teeth will wear down and become stained. This can be caused by a number of reasons, like the foods we eat (too much sugar), drinking coffee, medications we can, the amount of saliva we produce, and many others. Even if you try your best to take care of your teeth, there’s no guarantee you won’t get a chip, broken tooth, or even get teeth that become misaligned and/or irregularly shaped.

These kinds of problems can cause you to lose your smile and confidence in yourself. This lack of confidence can impact how you see yourself and your appearance. This is why getting veneers are so important for so many. They can cover up all these problems and return your teeth back to the look you desire, giving you back your winning, confident smile!

How Getting Veneers Work

You’ll most likely have to make about three trips to visit your dentist. The first trip is the usual consultation phase to find out if veneers are right for you. There might be an examination of your mouth to make sure you have the right structure to fit veneers. They do have some limitations, so you must be aware of those as well.

If you decide you’re ready to take the next step, then an appointment will be made to take impressions of your teeth. Every veneer is customized and molded to fit your teeth specifically. Once the mold has been created, it will be sent to the lab where the veneers are created. This can take a few weeks, but it’s worth the wait! Soon you’ll have your amazing veneers ready to be attached to your teeth.

Once your dentist gets your specific veneers back from the lab, it will be time to permanently attach them. The dentist will most likely apply the veneers and remove them several times to trim the mold to ensure a perfect and comfortable fit. Your teeth will then have to be prepared for the veneer to be attached. Once it’s clean and ready, a cement adhesive is applied and then the veneer is attached. From there, a special laser is used to activate the chemicals in the adhesive to ensure a tight and permanent bond.

From here, your dentist will check over the veneer and see how it’s fitting in your mouth. There might be a little excess adhesive that needs to be removed or another small adjustment made before it dries and hardens completely. From there, you will most likely be asked to come in again a few weeks later. Your dentist will need to look at your gums and see how your mouth is overall reacting to having the veneer in place. 

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