Are you unhappy with your smile's appearance and looking for the most reliable and sure way to restore your lost smile? You can always count on veneers.
At Middle Creek Dental, we have skillful personnel who have been transforming many smiles using dental veneers for many years. The procedure is minimally invasive and often seen as a conservative alternative to dental crowns for your anterior (front) teeth.
What Are Veneers and What Are They Made Of?
A veneer refers to thin, tooth-colored shells attached to the front surface of the teeth to help improve their appearance.
Veneers are made from resin-composite or porcelain materials and are bonded to the teeth permanently.
Why Dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers are used to fix a variety of aesthetically displeasing problems, including:
You will find many advantages in choosing dental veneers over other restorations. Porcelain is a stain resistant material that can be shaded to match existing teeth, or even brighter to whiten your smile.
||Worn down teeth
||Chipped or broken teeth
||Teeth with gaps between them (We can use larger veneers to close the gaps)
||Misaligned teeth that are uneven or misshaped.
||Teeth that are discolored for a variety of reasons
Porcelain veneers do not only provide a natural appearance, but it is also well accepted by your gum tissue, the minimizing risk of infection. Like most restorations, veneers eventually need to be replaced, but they last between 10 and 15 years.
Unlike dental crowns, veneers do not require a significant reshaping of your teeth, reducing procedure time and discomfort. Veneers are fabricated to match each smile, making it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between your natural tooth and the veneer.
Veneers should be treated like your natural teeth. Make sure to practice routine brushing and flossing to ensure a long life for your veneers. You will not need specialized equipment to clean your new teeth!
The Procedure for Dental Veneers
To receive veneers, you will need to complete two office visits. During the first visit, you will need to explain to us you desired results. Dr. Shaun Christensen will examine your teeth and make sure that veneers are a viable option.
Once we have determined that veneers be right for you, we will prepare the teeth. This requires a lightly buffing and reshaping of the surface, to allow space for the veneer. We will take an impression of each tooth, and determine a shade with you, to best suit your needs.
Afterward, we send the impressions to the lab, where they will fabricate your new veneers. This usually takes about 2 to 4 weeks.
During the second visit, we will treat each tooth with a special liquid to help ensure proper bonding. We will then make sure each veneer fits securely before we apply the cementing agent.
Once the veneers and cement are in place, we will use a specialized light to activate the chemicals in the cement. This will help harden the cement and bond the veneer quickly.
After the process is complete, you will receive care instructions, and be asked to return for a follow-up visit to make sure that your gum tissue has accepted the veneers.
Do Dental Veneers Work?
The above procedure is standard for any patient in need of dental veneer. However, there are times when a patient may need additional procedures, which our dentist would have recommended. Any extra procedures will always be communicated during the initial consultation.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Dental veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years when they are well-maintained. Although you may eat whatever you like, you must exercise precaution since veneers are not indestructible.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Yes, veneers are permanent. They are meant to remain in the place where they have been installed. In most cases, they will last for 10 to 30 years.
However, they must be replaced if they break, wear out, or loosen. Maintain them well to prolong their lifespan.
Are Veneers Bad for Your Teeth?
Some people have been made to believe that veneers are bad for the teeth. The reality is they are wrong!
A veneer is a general dentistry procedure that will not cause any harm to your teeth as long as the veneer installation is carried out by a professional.
Contact Us About Dental Veneers
Don’t feel self-conscious about your teeth any longer! If you have any questions about veneers, contact us today at (208) 505-9975, and schedule a consultation appointment!