A New Bright Smile With Veneers
Veneers are an excellent way to improve your smile. They can correct the spacing between teeth, as well as the shape, contour, and color. Your front teeth can be minimally prepared in order to fit porcelain onto the tooth. For example, you can think of this as a half crown cemented on the front of your teeth. This porcelain is used widely in the dental community to mimic the look of natural teeth. As a result, this gives your teeth a natural healthy bright smile you desire.
Veneers are a permanent solution to fix your smile. They are discreet and are designed to attach to the tooth below the gum line to give a very natural healthy look. This procedure will give you give you the confidence to show a big smile!
The veneer procedure starts with a consultation. It is important for you and Dr. Frey to discuss how you want your smile to look. You and Dr. Frey will discuss the shade and shape of the teeth that will look best for you. The procedure will begin once the final desired look is decided. First, a minimal amount of tooth structure is removed on the lip side of the tooth to create room for the veneer. An impression is taken of the teeth to send to the dental lab. Temporary Veneers are made to cement to the teeth until the permanent ones are received from the lab.
The temporary is removed at your final appointment. The permanent veneers are tried in to confirm the esthetics, which are then permanently cemented to the teeth leaving you with a fantastic smile.
After receiving the veneers, a patient should keep up with their oral hygiene practices to prevent any cavities on the teeth. It is preferable for the patient to switch to a soft-bristle toothbrush and non-abrasive tooth paste. The new “caps” are stain resistant, so the patient does not have to change what they eat or drink.
How Do Veneers Compare To Other Treatment?
Veneers vs. Crowns
Veneers are a more conservative option that dental crowns. They requires less of the original tooth structure to be removed and are typically only performed for esthetic purposes. However, a crown is needed if there is extensive damage to the tooth. Both options can give an ideal esthetic look. The price of veneers are typically the same as crowns made of the same porcelain material.
Veneers vs. Lumineers
Veneers require that our dentist removes part of the existing tooth structure in order to make room for the porcelain to fit over the tooth.
Lumineers are often called “no-prep” or “snap on” veneers because that they do not require the dentist to remove any existing tooth structure.