Veneers

A Smile Is Happiness You’ll Find Right under Your Nose.” – Tom Wilson

What are Veneers?

Dental veneers are customized shells made of porcelain or a composite resin that fit over your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are especially helpful in improving your smile if you have teeth that are chipped, stained or misshapen. The purpose of veneers is generally cosmetic, but you may have them fitted as part of an overall dental makeover that includes treatment for gum disease.

Dental veneers are stain-resistant resin-based composite or porcelain covers that are glued to the front of the teeth. They can create a cosmetically satisfying appearance by covering teeth that are discolored, misshapen or chipped.

Services
Dental Veneers Process

You can expect to make a preliminary office visit at which your dentist will take x-rays.

The dentist trims about half a millimeter of the tooth enamel to prepare for the veneers. Then he or she takes an impression or mold of your teeth to send to a lab to prepare the veneers, which takes about one to two weeks.

When the veneers are ready, your dentist checks the fit and color of the veneers and prepares the tooth (or teeth) by cleaning them thoroughly and then roughening the tooth surface to improve the adhesion of the veneer. The veneer is attached to the tooth with a special cement, then ultraviolet light is used to harden it quickly.

Your dentist may schedule a follow-up visit a few weeks after the procedure to be sure that the veneers are properly placed.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

With proper home care and a bite guard, veneers should last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. Like most things we have in life, the better we take care of them, the longer they will last. This doesn’t mean that you’re limited in the foods you eat, like corn on the cob or biting into an apple. Veneers should be an enhancement to your day-to-day, not a limitation.

Porcelain veneers should look and feel as natural as your teeth. This means you can brush, floss, and eat all of the foods you love. City South Dental veneers will not stain nearly as quickly as your natural teeth would, and we have specialized polishing agents that your experienced Dental Hygienist will use when you have your teeth cleaned. This will ensure that your porcelain veneers remain as shiny and new as they were on the day you got them.

The answer is no, yes, and maybe. It seems like a convoluted answer, but the amount of pain varies considerably, based on the amount of reduction to the tooth. Old-school dentists who cause a lot of destruction in the veneer process will cause quite a bit of pain.

At City South Dental, we pride ourselves on being as conservative as possible, most of the time not reducing your original tooth further than within your enamel. That outer surface of your tooth doesn’t have any triggers of sensitivity so our patients don’t complaint about sensitivity with their veneers. Being conservative with our dentistry means your teeth don’t become sensitive, and you’re preserving all your natural enamel.

One of the best benefits of porcelain veneers is they provide a beautiful, white smile. Porcelain is a lot like fine china, in that it will not fade or wear over time.

Veneers can be polished, but not whitened. If it looks like your veneers have discolored over time, chances are the tooth behind the veneer has changed, or you’re seeing discoloration that has occurred between the veneer and the tooth. If you have concerns about your smile losing whiteness please contact us and we’ll work through the various treatment options with you.

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