When patients want to have the aesthetic of their teeth improved without major surgery, there are several restorative procedures that our team can provide. One option is dental veneers. Veneers are shell-like coverings made of resin that are placed over teeth in order to hide stains, chips or cracks. The resin can be matched to the color of the rest of the patient’s teeth and create the appearance of a perfectly straight and natural smile. My Dentist Friend can install veneers on one tooth or multiple teeth. Our professionals can also use veneers in conjunction with other treatment plans, such as teeth whitening.
Why Should I Have Veneers?
There are a number of reasons why patients come to us and inquire about veneers. Often, if patients want a straighter smile, our team can use a set of veneers and place them on the front teeth to give a symmetrical curve to the dental arch. Veneers can also be used to make teeth look bigger, or closer together, depending on the individual’s oral cavity. Each veneer is custom-made for the patient’s teeth, so we can tailor the treatment precisely to the patient. With color matching, and the use of resin, the veneers will look indistinguishable from the rest of the natural teeth. We can even whiten the other teeth when placing veneers so the entire mouth looks brighter. Veneers can boost confidence by treating a tooth that is too small, worn down, stained, or cracked. Veneers require no surgery. Installing a veneer is a simple procedure that can be reversed and altered if necessary. The veneers typically last between 10 to 15 years, so their aesthetic benefit is long-lived.
What Is the Procedure for Having Veneers Placed?
The procedure for having veneers placed is simple and comes with very little risk. First, the consultation appointment is an opportunity for the patient and our oral surgeon to discuss what the patient would like out of the treatment, and how we can accommodate that. The patient will choose how many veneers they want, what color the veneers will be, and what shape they would like for the veneers. The placing of the veneers will happen after the dental lab has sent us the veneers.
Our oral surgeon will scrutinize the veneers before placing them, checking for any abnormalities. Then, they will grind down the surface of the teeth that are having veneers, and place a special gel on them. The grinding helps the enamel bind to the veneer, and the gel acts as the adhesion between the two. The veneers are set via an ultraviolet light, and the whole appointment should take around 60 to 120 minutes, although this can change depending on how many veneers the patient is having placed.
My Dentist Friend wants to help restore your smile. Our team has a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can be used in conjunction with each other to create the best smile. Call our office at 856-484-4114 to book your consultation appointment.