A veneer is a wafer thin, tooth colored shell that is permanently cemented to teeth to correct:
- Stain and tooth discoloration – A professional hygiene cleaning or tooth whitening session is often not enough to remove stain due to medication, over fluoridation, smoking, diet, or age.
- Wear and tear – Years of grinding can result in uneven teeth, or just day to day pressures can add years to your appearance because of worn down enamel.
- Misshapen teeth – Whether there are several or just one tooth out of alignment, your smile can be enhanced by covering the offending teeth.
- Chipped or broken teeth – Veneers have been proven to be the least invasive cosmetic procedure to strengthen and improve the appearance of damaged teeth.
- Eliminate gaps – Unsightly spaces between teeth disappear.
Who are the best candidates for dental veneers? Anyone from young adult to a senior citizen that does not suffer from periodontal disease can improve their smile.
Your cosmetic dentist will help you decide what type of veneer is most suitable for you. Then a customized plan will be designed to enhance your appearance by matching the size, contour and color of surrounding untreated teeth to make your veneers blend identically for the most natural look possible.
At that much anticipated final appointment, the dentist will remove a small amount of the enamel about the same thickness of the veneer. The dentist will check to make sure the veneers are perfect before they are permanently cemented. Small adjustments may be needed chairside for the perfect fit and appearance.
A bonding agent along with permanent cement is used to attach the dental veneers. This process, although least invasive, is still permanent and not reversible with standard dental veneers. A curing light is used to expedite the hardening process.
At the conclusion of this stage, your new smile makeover is completed. Taking care of your veneers is as simple as daily brushing and flossing and twice yearly trips to your dental provider for a professional cleaning and exam to keep your natural teeth and veneers looking their best for many years.
If you are interested in pursuing dental veneers and would like more information on the process, contact The Dental Place, serving Arlington TX and neighboring areas, today at 972-264-5795 to schedule an informative consultation.