Your teeth play many important roles in your mouth, including providing you with a beautiful, confident smile. When your teeth are affected by flaws, the quality of your smile decreases. Even the most minor flaws can have a major impact, leaving you feeling incredibly self-conscious. At Sylvan Heights Dental, we can improve the quality of your smile with veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment used for correcting the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws. This particular treatment involves the use of very thin, shell-like restorations that are bonded to the front surfaces of the affected teeth. Veneers eliminate the appearance of flaws, completely transforming your smile and boosting your confidence.
Veneers can be used to cover a variety of different imperfections, including:
Materials for Veneers
Veneers are typically made from either composite resin or porcelain. Both of these materials are biocompatible, meaning that they do not irritate your gums. The materials are also tooth colored, enabling them to blend in with the natural color of your surrounding teeth. Composite is a more affordable material, but porcelain provides greater strength and has a longer lifespan. Porcelain also mimics the light reflection properties of your natural tooth enamel and is stain-resistant.
Getting Your Veneers
Getting your veneers, regardless of material, requires two separate appointments. At your first appointment, the affected teeth are prepared. We remove a small portion of the tooth enamel from the front surfaces of the teeth that will receive veneers. Done under a local anesthetic, preparing the teeth is essential for ensuring a natural feel and appearance. If tooth enamel is not removed, your veneers may look or feel bulky. Next, we take an impression of your mouth. This impression is sent to our dental lab. There, it is used to design your custom veneers and create them.
Your second appointment occurs after your veneers have been sent back. We check them to make sure that they fit properly in your mouth, that they provide you with a natural, comfortable l bite, and that they look completely natural. Finally, they are bonded into place on your teeth, instantly transforming your smile.
Veneers provide several significant benefits.
Veneers can eliminate minor flaws in your teeth, completely transforming the appearance of your smile. If flaws in your teeth are affecting your smile, and your confidence, call Sylvan Heights Dental today at (503) 388-5882 to schedule your consultation and find out if veneers are right for you.