How Cosmetic Veneers Work

Veneers are a great way to enhance the look of your smile. Many people find that a more attractive smile can have an incredible impact on their confidence and overall appearance. In fact, some studies show that people with a straighter smile are perceived as more successful, healthy, and trustworthy.

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are designed to be placed over the front of your teeth. They’re crafted to match your tooth color and shape. They’re also able to cover chips and stains.

They’re often an ideal choice for patients who have uneven or crooked teeth. This is because the procedure only requires a small amount of enamel to be removed.

How They Work

The veneers are made in a lab from a special porcelain, which closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. The veneers are bonded onto your teeth with a unique type of cement, which hardens into a durable bond that will stand up to normal wear and tear.

During the first visit, your dentist will trim down about half of a millimeter off each tooth that will receive veneers (this helps ensure they’re sized correctly). Next, a mold will be taken of those teeth. This mold will be sent to the laboratory for them to create your new veneers.

After your veneers are created, you’ll schedule another appointment to have them installed. This Cosmetic Veneers: Free Walk-ins  involves cleaning the teeth, removing any excess cement, and making sure the veneers are a good fit.

Once the veneers are on, your dentist will apply a light beam that activates the cement and bonds them to the tooth. You may be asked to wait a few hours after your procedure, as the bonding cement will need time to set. This will help improve the lifespan of your veneers and keep them looking great for as long as possible.

Before the veneers are glued on, your dentist will prep each tooth with a special liquid. This can be done either at the initial visit or during a second visit, depending on what you need to have worked on.

You’ll be given instructions for care of your veneers, and you’ll need to make sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and maintain regular dental appointments so your veneers last as long as possible. You should be aware that veneers can stain with certain foods, such as blackberries and dark tea, so be careful what you eat.

If you’re interested in finding out if veneers are right for you, call us today to schedule a cosmetic consultation. We’ll be happy to discuss your specific needs and goals to recommend the best treatment option for you.

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, veneers are one of the most versatile and convenient options available. They can transform a tooth from dull to stunning, and they’re also incredibly affordable. They’re also a good choice for people who have sensitive teeth or those with severe stains and discoloration.