When you have a chipped tooth to protect or a discolored one you wish to cover, veneers are the perfect option for you. They’re a simple and popular dental procedure to help you get the smile of your dreams. We’re proud to offer veneers here at Naples Implant and Sedation Dentistry!
Dental veneers are thin coverings that go over your teeth and enhance their appearance. It can be both a cosmetic and restorative treatment since they change a tooth’s look and protect its surface. Veneers are designed to match the color of your natural teeth so they can easily blend in.
When you get dental veneers, there are two different options to choose from– composite and porcelain. Composite veneers are made from tooth-colored resin composite materials that are also used with tooth bonding. They can be either direct (applied directly to your teeth) or indirect (fabricated in a dental lab).
Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite veneers and are only custom-made from a mold in a dental lab. This material is more resistant to staining over time, which will ensure a beautiful smile for years to come!
People choose to get dental veneers for a variety of cosmetic and restorative reasons. The ultimate goal is to achieve a picture-perfect smile! There are also other benefits besides having better-looking teeth. Common reasons people choose this dental procedure include the following:
Sometimes, knowing the step-by-step process of how dental veneers are placed can make patients feel less anxious during the procedure. The process is quite simple and is guaranteed to give you a beautiful smile for a long time. This is what your dentist will be doing during your dental veneer procedure:
Your dentist will trim back a thin layer of enamel for the veneer to stick to. The entire front surface may be trimmed back as much as .7 millimeters. They will also clean and etch the surface of your teeth.
Once your teeth have been trimmed and cleaned, your dentist will use a guide to find the material that most closely matches the shade of your natural teeth. Afterward, your dentist will take a dental impression of your tooth, its surrounding teeth, and gums. This replica is what your dentist will use to fabricate the veneers.
Placing the Temporary Veneer
If your veneers will be made in a dental lab, you will have to wait a week or two before getting them back. Until then, your dentist will place temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
Finally, once your veneers arrive, your dentist will bond them to your teeth using a dental cement. They’ll etch the tooth, bond the veneer in place, and trim any excess cement for a smoother look. You’ll want to follow up every few weeks to make sure the veneers are still in good shape!
As we previously stated, veneers can fix various cosmetic concerns with people’s teeth. If you have any of the following dental issues, veneers can help:
Dental veneers are one of the greatest ways to get back your smile. At Naples Implant and Sedation Dentistry, we have helped many patients restore their teeth and their confidence, and we want to do the same for you. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!