To get dental veneers, the very first thing you need is a smile consultation with your dentist.
Your dentist will help you make sure that your teeth are good potential candidates. They should be mature and the jaw fully-developed. Overall, your smile will also have to be free of disease.
Once you’re cleared for treatment, the next step is designing how you want your smile to look. Not all veneers are the same. In fact, they are individually-designed for each tooth. Working with your dentist, you get to pick out the color and shape of the final restoration and basically figure out how you want your smile to ultimately look.
The Treatment Phase
At your first veneer appointment, the dentist trims away a bit of the enamel on the front of the teeth. Otherwise, classic porcelain veneers would feel too bulky. Next, he or she takes a mold of the prepared teeth and sends that along with designs off to a veneers lab.
You won’t go home with altered-looking teeth. Instead, the dentist fits you with temporary (often acrylic) veneers to protect your smile. In a matter of days or a couple weeks later, you’re called back in to get your permanent new veneers bonded in place.
Why Try Veneers?
As a dental veneer covers only the front of a tooth, it’s not meant to provide structural support. But it does benefit your tooth by giving it a smooth and flawless appearance.
You can repair just one tooth or several and hide stain, old fillings, small fractures, and gaps all with the help of veneers. Ask your dentist how.
Posted on behalf of:
Precision Digital Dentistry
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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