When you have an imperfection such as a broken, discolored, chipped, or cracked tooth, veneers can help mask or restore them. Usually, veneers are recommended for the front surfaces of teeth. At The Dentist on Boones Ferry we fabricate veneers that fit the teeth precisely. The custom-made veneers are placed on the teeth to cover the front areas. Once we attach veneers onto your teeth, they will look brighter, larger, and straighter. Veneers are a solution for broken, discolored, cracked, and chipped teeth, but we can also use them to help close gaps between teeth and make even the arches of teeth appear even and similar in size.
What are the Benefits of Veneers?
While veneers are extremely thin, they are quite strong, and rarely can people realize you have them on your teeth. Additionally, veneers are comfortable and with proper care, they can remain in good form for years. Besides the cosmetic purpose of fitting crowns, these restorations can also provide functional benefits such as improving your biting action. When you get veneers, you may avoid nerve disorder, muscle pain, and other problems that are associated with improper chewing. You can eat the foods you like with veneers, so you do not have to be restricted on what to eat.
Cementing the veneers is painless and their replacement is also easy and simple. You do not have to think about issues like gum inflammation or irritation of the soft tissue in the mouth. Moreover, with these restorations, you are able to brush or eat as you normally do with real teeth. Veneers do not affect your speech, so you can speak normally. Last but not least, the restorations can restore crooked teeth in two weeks and they are resistant to staining.
Veneers Installation Process
To install veneers, our dentist will first prepare the tooth, a process that involves shaving down some surfaces of the enamel to allow the veneer to fit properly. The dentist obtains negative imprints of the tooth by getting impressions. The impression creates a 3-D model of the tooth and is used to construct the veneers. A temporary restoration is inserted to provide protection to the filed down teeth while the final veneers are being constructed in the lab.
Once the final veneers are ready, we will call you back in to get them inserted. Our dentist removes the temporary veneers and places the final pieces. They will inspect the veneers to see that they are fitted properly. Adjustments to the piece may be made if needed. The dentist will then clean and trim the veneers and polish them to get the required shape and size. When inserting the veneers, the dentist uses an acidic substance to roughen the enamel so that it becomes receptive to the veneers. Special dental cement is applied that allows the veneers to bond to the tooth properly. The dentist then permanently fits the veneer.
Once veneers are inserted, they can last several years because the material is strong. Veneers resist chipping and staining. Make sure you visit our team for checkups and keep up with oral hygiene.
Get veneers to improve your smile. Visit us here at The Dentist on Boones Ferry to discuss your options. Contact us at (971) 377-1208 to schedule an appointment.