Dental veneers are custom-made shells that cover your teeth, improving their appearance. Veneers are made from thin, tooth-colored porcelain or resin composites. They can change your teeth’s:
For those considering a complete smile design, sometimes called a smile makeover, veneers can play an integral role in helping you reach your goals.
When you see your dentist at Weishaar & Weber Dentistry, you typically need three appointments to get veneers, along with a follow-up.
During your initial consultation, you can discuss your smile goals with your dentist, detailing what you’d like your teeth to look like. Your dentist performs a thorough examination to determine if veneers are right for you. In some cases, they may request X-rays or take impressions of your teeth and mouth.
At your second appointment, your dentist prepares your teeth for the veneers. They remove about a half-millimeter of your tooth’s enamel and make a model, which they send to a laboratory that designs the veneer. Your dentist may place a temporary veneer.
Once the lab makes your veneers, which typically takes 2-4 weeks, you’ll have your final bonding appointment. Your dentist checks the veneer for fit and color and makes any necessary adjustments. Once they achieve the proper fit, they clean, polish, and etch your tooth, which strengthens its bond to the veneer.
Your dentist applies cement to the veneer, then places it on your tooth. When it’s in position, a special light activates the cement, causing it to cure.
Once set, your dentist removes any excess cement, checks your bite, and ensures you’re comfortable with your new smile. If so, they schedule a follow-up appointment to check for fit and make necessary adjustments.
When your dentist places veneers, you get a wide range of cosmetic benefits. Veneers improve how your teeth look, and they address issues with:
If your smile has been hiding behind closed lips, it’s time to let it shine brightly. Contact the professional team at Weishaar & Weber Dentistry to schedule your appointment. Call the office or book online today.
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