Have you ever wondered how Hollywood actors always have perfect smiles? It’s often not movie magic or special effects. For decades, actors and actresses have worn dental veneers. Dental veneers are very thin shells of tooth-colored material that are bonded (attached) to the front of teeth to improve your smile.
Dental veneers are used to fill gaps between teeth, cover up stains, and cover teeth that may be chipped, uneven, misaligned, or oddly shaped. Dental veneers are made from porcelain or resin composite material that will match the color of your teeth. Porcelain veneers usually resist stains better than resin composite, and reflect light like natural teeth.
When you come to our office, our dentist will use high-tech cosmetic imaging to show you what your teeth will look like with porcelain veneers. That way you know exactly what you are getting. The dentist may also use X-rays to get a better look at your teeth and gums.
To create a porcelain veneer, our dentist will make an impression of your tooth. The impression is then sent out to a dental laboratory that manufactures the veneer, which takes about 1-2 weeks. The color and shade of the veneer will be made to match your other teeth. While the porcelain veneer is being made at the lab, you will be given a temporary dental veneer to wear.
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When it’s time to put on the veneer, our dentist will trim and shape the veneer so that it fits perfectly on top of your tooth. Our dentist will then etch the surface of the tooth to make it rough so that it will better attach to the porcelain veneer.
Our dentist will then permanently cement the porcelain veneer to your tooth. A special light beam will be used to activate chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden very quickly. Our dentist removes any extra cement on the edges and checks your bite to make sure the porcelain veneer fits perfectly.
Porcelain veneers don’t usually need as much shaping as a crown does, and are easily accepted by the gums. Porcelain veneers don’t need any special care, just brush and floss them as you would with your teeth. The better your oral hygiene, the longer your porcelain veneers will last. While porcelain veneers are normally stain-resistant, you may want to avoid stain-causing foods and drinks.
It could take you a couple of weeks to get used to porcelain veneers, but you will be amazed how much better your teeth look. After one or two weeks, you should see our dentist again just so he can check on your veneers and make sure everything is going well.
Porcelain veneers are often the best choice for cosmetic purposes, and they are very affordable. To find out if porcelain veneers are right for your teeth, please call our office at 540-509-0112. We will be happy to answer your questions and set up an appointment with our dentist who will go over your options. We can help you achieve that killer smile with porcelain veneers.