What is the Procedure for Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers have both cosmetic and restorative benefits and are glued on to your natural teeth to give you an improved smile. They can correct a variety of minor problems including teeth shape, spacing, angle or color. Your dentist might recommend them for fixing cavities, broken or malformed teeth as well as to enhance your smile.
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made of composite resin or porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. While composite resin veneers can be applied in a single visit, longer lasting porcelain veneers take at least two visits to apply.
How are Dental Veneers Applied?
The procedure for applying dental veneers depends on the type of veneers you have selected. In the case of porcelain veneers, your dentist will remove a thin layer of your enamel to make room for them. After this, a mold of your teeth will be taken to make the custom veneers. (Temporary veneers may be applied till they are ready.) At the next visit, the dentist will apply a chemical which makes the tooth surface rough for better adherence. The dental veneers will then be glued on with the help of composite resin cement.
To see how dental veneers are applied, watch this video.
To determine whether you are a candidate for dental veneers, schedule a dental checkup right away. Dr. Mark Brodhagen will assess the condition of your teeth and suggest an appropriate solution for you. We offer a full range of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments for healthy teeth and a happy smile.