Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth to conceal several tooth imperfections.
When Are Veneers Recommended?
Veneers are recommended for correcting cosmetic dental concerns. Our dentist offers veneers as a solution to fix the following issues:
- Uneven Smile
- Stained Teeth
- Broken Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Misaligned Teeth
- Unhealthy Teeth
Veneers are a great option for restoring your smile and giving you white, straight teeth. Your dentist will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for dental veneers. They will examine your teeth and oral health to determine if you are a candidate.
Once we’ve determined your smile makeover plan, you’ll be given anesthesia or sedation. Then, we’ll prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. We’ll then take an impression of your teeth and send it to our dental lab, where your veneers will be made.
It usually takes a week or two before your permanent veneers are ready. In the meantime, you can wear temporary veneers.
Types of Veneers
Veneers can be made out of composite resin or porcelain. Composite resin veneers require less tooth reduction than porcelain veneers. However, composite resin veneers cannot be as stain resistant as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are custom-crafted to fit your smile and can make your teeth look whiter and straighter.
Advantages of Veneers
Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells crafted from porcelain. They are bonded to the front of a tooth to cover a stain, chip, crack, gap, or other cosmetic imperfection. Because they are crafted from porcelain, veneers are stain-resistant and durable.
Veneers can also be used for cosmetic purposes. In certain cases, veneers can be used to straighten teeth, close gaps, and reduce crowding.
The other major benefits offered by veneers include the following:
- They can be custom-made to fit seamlessly into your smile
- Veneers are made out of the highest quality materials, ensuring their durability and long-lastingness
- Veneers are easy to care for - you just need to brush and floss them like natural teeth
- Veneers are indistinguishable when placed on teeth and are capable of complementing your overall smile
Caring for Veneers
Your veneers should be cared for just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss them twice a day. You should also visit your dentist regularly to have checkups, cleanings, and any other necessary treatments. Veneers can last many years if you take good care of them.
To learn more about the dental services offered by Azalea Road Dental, call Dentist Mobile, AL at (251) 666-1310 or schedule an appointment online.