Veneers are wafer-thin restorations placed on the front surface of the teeth and firmly bonded using dental adhesives. They are used to treat cosmetic dental issues such as cracked, chipped, misshapen, severely discolored, or excessively spaced teeth. Their thin structure makes them easy to bond to the teeth without making it look bloated or out of shape.
What are the advantages of veneers?
- Since veneers are made from a dental-grade ceramic material, they can be customized to match the exact appearance of the adjoining natural teeth. Even if anyone takes a closer look at them, they will not be able to distinguish it.
- Despite being thin, veneers exhibit excellent durability. With optimum care, they easily stay as good as new for several years.
- Veneers are highly versatile as they are used for various cosmetic and restorative purposes.
- The treatment procedure involved in bonding a veneer is quite simple. In some instances, it can be completed in a single visit to the dentist’s practice.
What is the treatment procedure involved?
The dentist will conduct the initial diagnosis, which may involve taking scans and x-rays of the mouth. The dentist gently grinds the tooth to remove a thin layer of enamel. This makes space for the veneer to be bonded to the tooth without increasing its thickness. A digital mold of the teeth will be created and used to fabricate the veneer in a dental laboratory.
Once the veneer is fabricated and ready for bonding, the dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment and notify you. During the procedure, the teeth will be cleaned thoroughly, and any tartar deposits present on them will be removed. The veneer will be placed on the tooth and checked for a perfect fit. Photosensitive dental adhesives are used to bond the veneer to the tooth and hardened using a curing light. It will be polished to enhance its appearance.
Please schedule an online appointment or call us at (813) 999-1092 to have a consultation with Dr. Gubernick, and we will be happy to help.