Everyone wishes to have a flawless, healthy smile without any aesthetic or functional issues. One of the quickest ways to a beautiful, aesthetic smile is dental veneers, and this dental procedure is ideal for people with stained, chipped, or gapped teeth.
A dental veneer is a layer of porcelain or composite resin placed over a tooth to offer a permanent change to the tooth and conceal tooth imperfections, like stained or chipped teeth. When bonded to the front surface of a tooth, veneers provide strength and resilience to the tooth than natural enamel.
Why are Veneers used in Dentistry?
In the dental industry, dentists consider veneers as a less intrusive option than crowns or braces to fix many teeth irregularities. They are a cosmetic solution to straighten the smile, correct crooked teeth, enhance teeth brightness, and fix dental issues like discoloration, chips, gaps, and fractures.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
- Getting porcelain veneers to fix the teeth can offer a plethora of benefits, which are mentioned below.
- Veneers are more robust and durable
- Porcelain veneers resist staining and discoloration.
- Veneers do not cause any irritation to the gums.
- Veneers can be used to align irregularly shaped teeth.
- Veneers can enhance the color of discolored or severely stained teeth and make them more presentable.
Placement of dental Veneers at About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
At About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, veneers' placement typically needs one to two appointments. The process is as follows:
During the initial consultation, we begin the procedure by examining the patient's teeth and assessing their shape and shade. We will obtain X-rays and digital scans of the teeth to serve as a blueprint to fabricate the veneer in a dental laboratory. Once the veneers are ready, the patient's tooth is cleaned, and a small amount of the tooth's enamel is removed to provide space to place the veneer. The veneer is then cemented over the tooth using photosensitive dental adhesives and is hardened using ultraviolet light. As the final step of the restoration, the tooth is polished to enhance its aesthetics.
Veneers - Aftercare
Dental veneers don't need any special care - one can brush and floss like regular teeth using non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Consider reducing the intake of coffee, red wine, and other stain-inducing foods.
If you wish to get dental veneers, consult us and understand every part of the process.
For more details or to schedule a consultation at About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, call Dentist in Austin TX or Dentist in Round Rock TX at 512-444-5577