ental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are an amazing option for individuals wanting to improve the aesthetic appearance of their teeth or fix minimal to moderate damage caused by worn enamel or other incidents. Dental veneers are custom-made shells that are designed to match the exact color, size and shape of your teeth. The veneers are very thin, and easily bond to the front of your teeth to give the most natural look available.
What are Dental Veneers are made of?
Most dental veneers are made from porcelain, because they are extremely natural looking, translucent, and more resistant to stains. The alternative is a resin composite material that is thinner and requires less removal of the tooth surface before placement. It’s completely up to you which kind of veneer you want and your dentist can also help you find the perfect solution.
Why do people get veneers?
There are many different reasons why people choose to get veneers. They can correct almost any aesthetic concern that you may have and are used frequently because their look, comfort and versatility. They are used commonly to fix problems related to:
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Teeth that are skewed, uneven, or have bulges
- Teeth with large gaps
What does the procedure look like?
In the end, you will probably end up making only three trips to the dentist: one for the consultation and two for the actual application of the veneers regardless of how many teeth are undergoing the process. The process is relatively quick and will most likely be over in an hour and half. The procedure doesn’t require a recovery period and the only discomfort usually comes from tooth sensitivity to hot and cold items which will lessen after the initial shock.
Afterwards, simply continue to follow good oral hygiene and take care of your teeth as you normally would. Dental veneers are simple and will keep your teeth looking beautiful for years!
About Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental: Dr. Inna Shimanovsky and Aadvanced Dental is a 100% mercury-free general dental practice in Oregon City, OR specializing in advanced cosmetic/reconstructive dentistry and extensive dental care services using the latest science and technology in a caring and pain free environment.