Veneer Placement: Get To Know Every Detail Of The Process

March 1, 2021 - By Bruce Michaelson

Disproportions and discoloration in teeth are common problems for many individuals. Changes in teeth color due to medications and excessive fluoride intake has led the condition to persist even after teeth whitening treatments. As a solution for all these tiring situations, veneers have been recommended by dentists around the world.

This article will look into details of the veneer placement process and how you can acquire your desired healthy white teeth with it.

An Overview On Veneers

Veneers are thin tooth-colored shells that can be used to overlay the front surface of your teeth for an improved appearance. These covers are usually made of porcelain but can be created with other composite materials depending on your condition.

Once you choose to go for dental veneer placement, shells are customized to complement your natural teeth’ color and shape, and you will receive an improved version of your existing teeth. Typically, people get veneers to eliminate the following issues:

  • Chipped and broken teeth
  • Heavily-worn teeth
  • Stain and teeth discoloration
  • Cover old tooth filling

Types Of Dental Veneers

After discussing with your dentist and following a comprehensive oral examination, you can choose from various dental veneers for the most suitable one for your condition. You can consider factors like durability, cost-efficiency, and the number of teeth involved before selecting the veneer type.

Generally, porcelain veneers are the most popular as they are known to be the best at resisting stains and giving a natural shine. The light-reflecting feature of natural teeth can be acquired with porcelain.

If you are more concerned about the budget, you can opt for resin and composite veneers. However, these are less effective than porcelain, and you will not obtain similar results.

Non-prep veneers are an ideal option if you do not wish to grind down healthy teeth.  It involves less prep work and easy installation.

The Process Of Veneer Placement

Veneer placement consists of multiple steps, and you may be required to visit your dental clinic a few times before completion. Generally, three mandatory visits for the placement and supplementary follow-up visits are necessary to ensure comfort and satisfactory results.

An extensive diagnosis will be made during your initial visit, and your treatment will be finalized according to your existing teeth condition. It involves discussing the objectives and final results, taking x-rays and checking for existing teeth problems, and taking an impression of your teeth to design your new smile.

Your teeth will be prepared for veneers and you will be provided with temporary veneers during your second visit, made either of plastic acrylic resin or composite.  During this time, you will be able to assess your new teeth and understand whether you are comfortable enough to go forward.

The final appointment involves cementing your new veneers.  You will be provided with local anesthesia before the process, followed by a deep cleaning procedure before the veneers are placed in your teeth. A dental bond will be applied, and UV light is used to bind and harden the adhesive attachment. The excess cement will be removed, and your dentist will ensure your bite is comfortable.

Benefits Of The Process

A veneer can provide you a natural tooth appearance with a whiter and even look, improving your smile and overall appearance. The process is minimally invasive and requires less reshaping compared to other orthodontic procedures.

Chipped, missing, misshapen teeth, and gaps can be quickly fixed with veneers. Veneer placement can improve your oral health while boosting your confidence.  A veneer can last for around 10-15 years with its non-porous nature and can resist stains and cavities better than regular teeth.

If you have discolored teeth that do not react to whitening treatments or are looking for a more permanent whitening solution that can last for years, you can try veneers as the right option.

Fix your teeth and start smiling openly with a veneer placement. Visit us at American Dental Clinic to treat your teeth and benefit from healthy white teeth for years to come.

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