Due to gaps, chips, stains, or misaligned teeth, you are no longer required to conceal your smile. With veneers, you may quickly fix the flaws in your teeth and give yourself a more attractive, confident smile. Veneers are a great alternative for individuals who wish to make small changes to the appearance and feel of their smile because of how natural they appear.
Veneers are tiny, individualized covers for the front of your teeth that are crafted from materials that are tooth-colored (like porcelain). Your doctor will make a special model of your teeth in order to get ready for veneers. The dental technician uses this model to make your veneers. To get the ideal aesthetic outcome, your dentist may need to carefully prepare your tooth before inserting your new veneer.
Similar to dental bonding, veneers are the best option for teeth that are unattractive due to their odd shape, tiny size, crookedness, or other flaws. Porcelain veneers are a very thin “shell” that are bonded to the front of the tooth. They might be a great option to fix abnormalities and provide a long-lasting and attractive grin.
You’ll be happy to notice that your veneers mimic the appearance of your natural teeth after they are in place. Even though veneers are stain-resistant, your dentist might advise you to avoid drinking coffee, tea, red wine, and smoking in order to preserve the attractiveness of your new smile.
Seablue Dental Office FAQ
Veneers can be an great choice if you are seeking a more dramatic change to your smile. The appearance of discolored, chipped, pitted, misshapen, or even slightly crooked teeth can be significantly improved with veneers.
Although veneers do require that a small portion of the front and sides of tooth structure be removed (about 1 mm of less) to make room for the veneer and prevent the tooth from feeling or looking bulky or unnatural, it is significantly less invasive than some other dental procedures.
It is essential that your teeth are healthy and free of decay or gum disease. Depending on your oral health, it may be necessary to consider gum treatment or restorative care before cosmetic procedures, such as veneers are scheduled.
For those patients who clench or grind their teeth, Dr. Huang may suggest a plastic dental night guard to be worn while sleeping, which can help minimize stress on your teeth. Without a night guard, the thin veneers may chip or break on patients that grind or clench their teeth.
Creating the smile that enables you to light up the room and instantly connect with others begins with a comprehensive smile evaluation.
- Detailed records are taken of the entire structure of your face, not just your teeth, so to ensure that the beautiful smile, your Kent Dentist at Seablue Dental creates is, ultimately, your beautiful smile.
- A computerized smile model and the waxed preview give you, personally, the opportunity to consider and choose the shape, size, and brightness of your new smile.
- With the information, photos, and detailed measurements that we gathers, a model of your new veneers is created.
Upon your next visit, you will “try on” your new smile for one week. This is an excellent opportunity to make any necessary changes to ensure that you will be completely thrilled with the final result.
Once you are completely satisfied with the look and feel of your custom veneers, an appointment will be scheduled to place them.
The application of the completed veneers is a simple and comfortable procedure. Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned, the area will be lightly numbed, and the veneers will then be attached using dental cement.
All steps of the procedure are done your dentist at Seablue Dental Kent location.
No special maintenance is needed other than good oral hygiene each day. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth once a day with floss.
Typically, veneers are difficult to stain, which is another reason why they can be an excellent option. However, because veneers are somewhat brittle, they might chip or peel. Avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on hard objects, such as pencils or ice.
Like any dental restorations, it is possible, over time and with wear, for veneers to dislodge. In that case, new ones might be needed.
On average, with proper oral health care, your veneers should last 10-15 years.