Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of a tooth. They are typically made of porcelain or composite resin material, and they are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, chipped, or misaligned. Veneers are bonded to the front of the tooth and can improve the color, shape, size, or length of the tooth. They are also a popular option for people who want to achieve a "Hollywood" smile.
Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure and are usually done in two appointments, the first one is to prepare the tooth and take an impression, and the second one is to bond the veneers.
While veneers are a great option for improving the appearance of teeth, they are not always the best option for everyone. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and discuss your goals and expectations with you to determine if veneers are the best option for you.
It's important to note that veneers are not a reversible procedure, it's permanent and the tooth structure is altered, so the patient should consider all options before proceeding. Call us and make an appointment to see if Veneers is an option for you.
Placing veneers on your teeth corrects a variety of problems, including:
When you visit LB Dental P.C. for veneers, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth that they send it to a dental lab, where they create your veneers. It takes about a week to make the veneers, and then you return for the fitting process.
Your dentist prepares your tooth by removing some of the enamel. This ensures that the veneer is flat and in line with the gums. After preparing your tooth, your dentist secures a temporary veneer with temporary cement that you wear until the permanent veneers are ready.
While wearing temporary veneers, it’s important to avoid foods that may dislodge the veneers, also brush your teeth gently. When you return to LB Dental P.C. for your permanent veneers, your dentist removes the temporary ones and ensures that the new veneers fit perfectly.
They attach your veneers using a water-based solution first to see how they look and make it easy to remove them for any adjustments. Your dentist cleans the teeth and bonds them permanently into place. Veneers give you instant results, so you can start flashing your smile immediately.
Your teeth might be sore for a couple of days following the initial preparation and after your dentist bonds the permanent veneers. You can take pain medication like ibuprofen to keep you comfortable. The LB Dental P.C. team recommends that you stick with soft foods for the first few days.
Veneers transform your smile without the need of extensive treatments, making them a convenient way to enhance your appearance. To find out what veneers could do for you, call LB Dental P.C. today or book an appointment online.