In order to improve the appearance of teeth, thin, tooth-colored shells known as dental veneers are glued to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are often composed of porcelain or resin composite materials and permanently cement your teeth.
Veneers may be used to correct various aesthetic issues, including chipped, cracked, discolored, or undersized teeth.
While some individuals only need one veneer to repair a damaged or chipped tooth, many require between six and eight veneers to achieve an equal, symmetrical smile. Veneers are most often placed on the top front eight teeth.
What Sorts of Dental Veneers are Available?
Veneers are built of composite resin or porcelain and need substantial preparation before they are placed. However, there are "no-prep" veneers that are put differently.
Veneers Made of Porcelain
Your dentist will begin by grinding the teeth down and imprinting them to create a mold. Then they'll send the mold to a laboratory to have the porcelain veneer created.
Once the veneer is finished, your dentist may cement it in place and install it on your prepped tooth. Temporary veneers may be utilized until the lab returns the permanent veneers.
Meanwhile, some dentists may use CAD/CAM technology to create the veneer using a computer. Your dentist may fabricate the veneer in-office.
These include brands like Lumineers and Veneers, which are both porcelain veneers. They need less time and are less intrusive in their application.
No-prep veneers only impact the enamel rather than removing tooth layers under the enamel. No-prep veneers are often performed without local anesthetics or temporary veneers.
What to Do in Advance for Your Appointment?
Your dentist will often take X-rays to assess the health of your teeth. They'll examine your teeth for symptoms of decay, gum disease, or the need for root canal therapy. Veneers will not be an option for you if you have these conditions.
To ensure a proper fit for your veneers, your dentist will trim around half a millimeter off the front of your tooth (using a grinding instrument to remove the enamel) before taking an impression (mold) of your teeth during the following appointment. This mold is then delivered to the lab, where your veneers are created.
Get quality dental veneers with the aid of our experienced dentist Dr.Edward Shluper, DDS. For more details and appointments, call us at (973) 743-5432, book online, or visit us at 115 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, Building E, Ste. 33.