If your teeth are cracked, gapped, chipped, or stained, veneers are an excellent option for restoring your smile. They are simply a thin shield of synthetic material, either composite resin or porcelain, that are bonded to the front of the teeth to recreate the look of natural enamel. Below is some more information about our Statesville veneer services.
Veneers are able to correct discolorations, fractures, gaps, chips, and stains in teeth. They are also able to close small gaps and correct small misalignments. Veneers can accurately change the color, size, and strength of a tooth without the need for dental surgery.
Once your veneers are ready for application, your dentist will lightly buff your teeth so that they can adhere to them more easily.
First, about one millimeter of your tooth surface will be removed. Then, your dentist will carefully place each veneer over your teeth, and verify that the fit and color match those of the original teeth. When your dentist is satisfied with the veneers’ fit and appearance, he will apply a cement bond beneath them, and cure it with a blue light beam.
If your veneers are made of composite resin, your dentist will usually be able to sculpt and bond them on-site. However, the majority of veneers are made of porcelain, because it is more durable, long-lasting, and impervious to stains. For porcelain veneers, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and send it to a dental laboratory for fabrication. If your teeth are extremely stained or damaged, your dentist will be place a temporary veneer for you to wear while you wait for the final product to arrive.
If you are interested in getting veneers, note that not all patients qualify as veneer candidates. Your enamel must be thick enough and healthy enough to support the veneers, even after a fraction of it has been removed. Teeth that are severely misaligned also usually require different treatments.
With all that said, the only way to know for sure if a dental treatment is right for you is to stop in for a consultation! To request an appointment with our Statesville cosmetic dentist, please fill out our form here.