Dental veneers are thin shells that are made out of either composite resin or ceramic. Veneers are designed to hide tooth discolorations, chips and gaps. They can also be used to close gaps. Additionally, if your teeth are worn down due to grinding, then veneers can correct that. Veneers can last for many years if they are cared for properly.
The Process of Getting Dental Veneers
There are several steps involved in getting veneers. You will have to schedule a consultation with your dentist. Your dentist will explain the procedure and the limitations of it. Your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small portion of the enamel. A local anesthetic may be applied before the dentist starts removing a portion of the enamel.
Composite resin veneers can typically be completed in just one appointment. The dentist will bond and sculpt the composite resin veneers. If you are getting ceramic veneers, then the process will take several days. The dentist will take an impression of the teeth after removing a portion of the enamel. The impression is used to construct your veneers.
In some cases, temporary veneers are applied. Your permanent veneers will be placed after they have been constructed in the lab.
How Do You Maintain Veneers?
Your cosmetic dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your veneers. You can maintain your veneers with brushing and flossing. You will likely have to return to your cosmetic dentist one or two weeks after getting your veneers.
Benefits Of Veneers
Veneers have many benefits. They are natural-looking. The veneers will be carefully constructed in order to ensure that they match the natural color of your teeth. Veneers give you a healthy-looking smile, which can help you look younger.
Veneers are resistant to staining and chipping. Furthermore, veneers can help improve your confidence. If you like the way that your smile looks, then you will likely feel better about yourself.
You should contact a cosmetic dentist if you are thinking about getting veneers. Contact our office if you have been looking for a dentist.