Porcelain veneers provide a treatment option that allows your dentist to remedy deep dental stain; chipped or broken teeth; uneven dentition; misaligned teeth; and unwanted gaps between teeth … any or all of these maladies can be cosmetically corrected in just a few short weeks.
Veneers are Versatile
Veneers are designed to cover dental flaws. Whether you require one or multiple veneers, this treatment option is a permanent solution that can help create a beautiful smile.
Your journey to a stunning smile begins with a consultation with your dentist. A dental exam will allow for a treatment plan to be completed outlining exactly what is involved and how veneers can transform your issues into a distant memory. Patients with active dental decay, who regularly experience teeth grinding, or suffer from habits like nail biting may have to undergo some changes before moving forward with veneers.
Once ready to begin, the process commences by removing a small amount of enamel from the front of each tooth to be treated. That is the step that makes this a permanent treatment option. Once enamel has been removed, it will not grow back. It is essential to remove just enough enamel so once veneers are cemented into place, they will fit naturally providing a symmetrical appearance.
Impressions, x-rays, and photographs are used by your dentist and the lab so veneers can be designed and fabricated to your specifications. Temporaries are often applied until your permanent veneers are ready to be placed.
The Final Step
Your permanent transformation is about to begin. Teeth to be treated will be cleaned and an etching material will be applied. This roughs up the surface of the tooth so the veneer will have maximum bonding capability.
Each veneer will be tried on for fit and aesthetics. Small modifications can be completed chairside, if needed.
A special bonding cement will be applied, the veneer will be placed, and a laser or curing light will be used to expedite adherence. Your dental imperfections are resolved, and your treatment process is complete.
To learn more about porcelain veneers or to schedule a consultation, contact Bliss Dental today.