Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. They’re a popular treatment option because they’re easy to customize and don’t require significant removal of tooth enamel-like dental crowns.
At Valenta Dental, our dentist will take an impression of your teeth to create your veneers. Then, when your veneers are ready, our dentist will attach them to your existing teeth with dental cement. Your veneers should stay white and bright for years thanks to their stain-resistant properties. In fact, with proper cleaning, they can last ten years or longer.
The Benefits of Veneers
One of the most significant benefits of having veneers is their stain-resistant surface. They won’t absorb any stains that usually occur after eating or drinking, so patients don’t have to worry about discoloration over time.
Veneers also help improve a smile's aesthetics by concealing flaws such as chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and misalignment. Patients can achieve a complete smile transformation with just two appointments.
Minimal Tooth Preparation Required
Some tooth preparation is required before placing veneers, but most patients won’t have to undergo multiple procedures before getting them placed. A healthy smile and no decay or gum disease are essential for the best results.
The Procedure for Veneers
During the first visit, our cosmetic dentist will create a model of your teeth to ensure your new smile will look natural and beautiful. The dentist will discuss your goals and recommend the right size and color for your veneers. Our dentist will then determine the best type of porcelain based on the color of your natural teeth. If you are getting more than one veneer, the dentist will place temporary ones on your teeth until the permanent ones are made.
Once your teeth are prepped for placement, our dentist will clean and etch your tooth so the bonding material can adhere properly. Then the veneers are attached to the fronts of the teeth and bonded there using dental cement. Our dentist will then check if your bite is correct and make any other corrections that he may see. When this process is done, you will have your new smile that you will have to maintain through regular brushing and flossing.
For many patients, veneers are an excellent option for correcting their teeth's cosmetic imperfections and restoring their smiles' beauty. Contact Valenta Dental at 1838 Dunlap Ave, Marinette, WI 54143, or call (715) 735-5626 to learn more about veneers.