We’ve discussed how bonding, contouring, and even dental crowns can restore a damaged tooth. However, we offer another cosmetic option: porcelain veneers. With this restoration, we can reshape teeth and mask common esthetics complains. Does your tooth need a veneer?
Placing a Veneer
How does the doctor place a veneer? First, the tooth will need to be prepared. The dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel and then take detailed impressions of the tooth. Using the impressions, a ceramist will then create the new restoration. The patient returns to the office, where the doctor will check the fit and if necessary make further adjustments. Finally, the restoration is placed using a powerful boding agent.
How Do They Correct Smiles?
Once placed, they cover the front and the sides of the tooth, instantly transforming the tooth’s appearance. We can use them to mask discoloration that doesn’t respond to teeth whitening. We can also reshape malformed, broken, or worn down teeth. We can use them to close gaps between teeth and correct the appearance of misalignment as well. In all, we can compete change the tooth’s shade and shape.
How Do I Keep Them Bright?
In order to make them last, you will need to take proper care of your new restorations. First, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once. This protects them from discoloration and plaque buildup. You also need to see your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. This allows the doctor to monitor them and make sure your new veneers are in good shape. If you have any questions about these or any of our other cosmetic treatments, then please contact our office today.