When it comes to changing the look of your smile, there are different types of dental treatment options. Among these options, very popular nowadays for enhancing the whole look of your smile are dental veneers.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shell-like porcelain translucent laminates that are bonded onto the natural teeth to enhance the whole structure of the teeth. They aren’t just used for cosmetic enhancement but are also used for the following purposes:
- Replace composite bonding
- Fix crowding issues
- Improve the shape of the teeth
- Lengthen small or misshapen teeth
- Whiten too discolored teeth
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Cover chipped or worn teeth
What Is the Procedure Involved?
It usually takes about two appointments to bond veneers to the teeth. During the first appointment, we will conduct a thorough examination to check for any underlying gum disease or other oral health issues. After the checkup, we will shape and roughen your teeth to help the bonding agent stick better. Our dentist will take impressions of the natural teeth to create customized veneers.
When the veneers are ready, you will have to come for another appointment, where we will polish and clean your teeth. Our dentist will then apply the bonding agent and secure the customized veneers to your teeth. We will use a high-intensity light to harden the bonding agent. This will help veneers stay secure in their place.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
The benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- A minimally invasive treatment option
- Shorter recovery time
- Multiple dental issues are resolved
- They look natural
- Minor imperfections in your teeth are fixed
- They are durable
How Should You Care for Veneers?
You can care for veneers by following the steps below:
- Brush twice and floss once a day
- Wear a mouthguard whenever you play physical sports
- Do not open a bottle or tear a packet using your teeth
- Address oral problems like teeth-grinding instantly
To learn more about dental veneers, call us at (662) 234-5725 or schedule an appointment with our dentist today.