If you want to get a “Hollywood smile,” you can have that with dental veneers at JP Dental & Implant Center. Veneers are very thin custom-fitted pieces of porcelain that are designed to match your natural teeth. Veneers have strength and resilience similar to your natural enamel, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. They are bonded to the surface of your teeth to improve your smile.
Uses Of Dental Veneers
If you want to make cosmetic changes to your smile, dental veneers are a simple but very effective alternative. Dental veneers can be used to correct issues like:
At JP Dental & Implant Center, veneers are made of porcelain material. Dr. John P. Poovey or Dr. Wilcox can recommend you the type of veneers that are best for you.
Dental Veneer Procedure
Getting a dental veneer typically requires at least two visits to JP Dental & Implant Center. Before starting your procedure, you will need to tell us exactly the kind of results you are trying to achieve. During your oral examination, we will check your teeth to determine whether getting veneers is the right option for you. We may also have to take a few x-rays and will need to take impressions and molds of your mouth.
To prepare your tooth to receive a veneer, we will need to remove about half a millimeter of enamel from the surface of your tooth, which is about as thick as your veneer. Impressions and models of your mouth will be taken and sent to a dental lab where your veneer will be constructed. It generally takes at least two weeks for your veneer to come back from the lab.
Before the veneer is permanently adhered to your tooth, we will first place it on your tooth to see if it fits or if the color needs to be adjusted. Next, we will clean, polish and etch your tooth which will allow the dental cement to bond tightly to the surface. Once your veneer is perfectly positioned on the tooth, we may use a curing light to harden the cement quickly.
The last step involves removing off any excess cement, making the final adjustments to the veneer and checking your bite.
We may also recommend a follow-up visit in the coming weeks to determine whether your gums are responding well to the veneer treatment.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers have several benefits:
Cons of Dental Veneers
Some downsides of dental veneers are:
If you take care to maintain good oral hygiene and improve your lifestyle habits, your veneers can last for seven to 15 years. If you are interested in getting veneers, call us now at (970) 822-7622 to schedule an appointment with us today.