With veneers, you can show the world the smile that you have been holding back. Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of your teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, porcelain veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
Worn or chipped teeth.
Any time you have a medical or dental procedure, it comes with risks. However, any risks with getting veneers are very minimal. The biggest risk is increased tooth sensitivity when your natural tooth enamel is removed. If you have any existing dental structures, there is also a slight risk of those getting damaged.
Dental Veneers are a 1 mm thin layer of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain, that is bonded to the front of your tooth. A crown is usually 2mm thick, and it covers your entire tooth.
Veneers are typically used when your teeth are healthy, but you want them to be more aesthetically pleasing. Crowns are usually used when your teeth are significantly chipped, cracked, or decayed. They are both matched to the color of your teeth to create a natural-looking smile.
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken, and you and the dentist will then choose a shade (color).
On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid your new veneers' life.
If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers, call Bateman Dentistry. Our dental professionals have years of experience in creating beautiful smiles through dental veneers. If you are self-conscious due to crooked, chipped, or stained teeth, we will help you to gain your confidence back with beautiful, straight teeth. Contact us for an appointment!