How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain. They are custom-made to fit over your teeth and conceal flaws such as a chip, crack, stain, gap, or misshapen tooth. A veneer is bonded to the front surface of the tooth to give it a finished appearance.
A dental veneer procedure generally involves two appointments. During your first appointment, our dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Then, she will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab. Your custom veneers should be ready within a week or two.
During your second appointment, our dentist will permanently bond the veneers to your teeth. Before your veneers are placed, our dentist may need to prepare your teeth again.
The placement of dental veneers usually requires little to no anesthesia. Before the procedure, your dentist will numb your teeth with a numbing gel. In some cases, your dentist may recommend an anesthetic.
What Conditions Do Porcelain Veneers Treat?
Porcelain veneers are considered an excellent treatment option for a wide variety of dental issues that include the following:
- Porcelain veneers are a good option for treating discoloration because they can cover both the discoloration of your tooth enamel and the color of your teeth.
- Porcelain veneers are a beautiful way to fix minor spacing issues.
- Veneers can be used to correct mild misalignment.
- Porcelain veneers can be used to correct misshapen teeth.
- Porcelain veneers correct crooked teeth.
- Porcelain veneers can treat worn teeth that are generally caused by excessive grinding.
- Veneers can help correct teeth that have become uneven as a result of grinding or clenching.
- This treatment can also correct teeth that are damaged by cracks or fractures.
- Veneers are a great option for fixing broken teeth.