|Dental Veneers & Bonding
Are you having issues with your teeth, either broken, chipped, smaller than average, or discolored? You can opt for veneer dental treatment. A dental veneer is a process that involves fixing the damaged teeth with tooth-colored thin shells that are placed on the teeth's surfaces to improve its appearance. Most people use it to repair or conceal their damaged teeth and make them appear normal and appealing. For most people, one veneer is enough to conceal a broken or damaged tooth, while to some, it involves covering the front eight teeth to create a symmetrical smile. To boost your confidence, smile, and prevent further damage to your teeth, you need this dental procedure. Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group will help you with the process, which includes shaping the teeth and placing the veneers.
Types of Dental Veneers
There are two types of dental veneers, the traditional veneer, and the non-prep veneer. The traditional veneer is long-lasting and involves grinding the tooth to allow the placement of the veneer. The non-prep process requires minimal alteration of the tooth and requires an easy fix without pain.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
The main benefit of having dental veneers is that it helps to improve your teeth appearance, which gives you more confidence and a beautiful smile. Other than giving you the aesthetic value, it helps in preventing further damage to the teeth. The process is used to fix chipped or broken teeth, gaps, and hide discoloration that can't be fixed through whitening. It also reshapes the sizes of smaller, pointed teeth or irregularly shaped teeth. The fixed teeth can last for as long as ten years, depending on the veneer. It is a worthy dental fix to invest in for individuals with severely damaged teeth.
How is the Process Carried Out
Before having the veneer placement process, you have to visit our dentist to have your teeth condition assessed and discuss the best procedure applicable to your teeth. Sometimes, severely damaged teeth require braces before our dentist places the veneers. An x-ray is needed to determine the extent of damage, gum disease, tooth decay and examining the root canal. If these conditions pre-exist, you might be advised otherwise.
First, our dentist trims the tooth and then creates an impression used to create the veneers. The creation of veneers might take at least two weeks to ensure everything gets done to perfection. Once ready, the dentist will check them versus your teeth to ensure the size fits perfectly. The dentist then cleans the teeth and then roughens it to ensure the veneer sticks firmly. Dental cement is then used to permanently fix the veneer into the teeth, which is then reinforced using ultraviolet rays. To take care of the veneers, you should avoid chewing hard substance with the veneered tooth, protecting your teeth against any hard surfaces, and wearing a mouthguard during sports.
If your teeth are chipped, broken, or discolored, you may want to gain your smile and confidence back. Such can be done by placing veneers on the damaged teeth. For more information about this process and to check if your teeth are fit for it, kindly call Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group at 916-773-6565 today.