Veneers are custom-fabricated thin shells that are designed to treat aesthetic dental challenges. They are composed using porcelain or composite resin that is well tolerated by the gums and surrounding tissues. Veneers are bonded to the facial front of teeth to cover dental imperfections like discoloration, gaps between teeth, chips, cracks, and fractures. They are tooth-colored and mimic the natural teeth by reflecting light. This enables you to have a lustrous and beautiful smile.
Veneers provide for great cosmetic enhancements that lead to a beautiful, lustrous and symmetric smile. You may require a veneer installation due to any of the following reasons:
Enamel is the hard outer surface of the tooth that is exposed to foods, abrasive toothpaste, and chemicals from medication. With time it becomes dull and your teeth appear stained and discolored. Veneers help in whitening the enamel and give your teeth a natural shine.
Wear and tear
With time as we age, our teeth become more prone to chipping, cracking and mild fractures. This natural wear and tear of teeth give them a jagged appearance. Veneers can restore such teeth and give you a healthy and youthful smile.
Your genetics heavily determine the shape, size, and color of your teeth. Abnormal spacing and gaps can be mended with veneers.
Uneven and irregular structure of teeth affects the bite and may lead to their abnormal wear and tear. Veneers can fix small gaps between teeth and can provide you with an asymmetric smile.
Stubborn intrinsic stains cannot be treated with whitening procedures. Veneers help in removing intrinsic stains and give your teeth a natural luster.
What is the Procedure to get Veneers?
When you visit our office for veneer placement procedure, Dr. Daniel Nickles will examine your tooth for decay, cracks, and fractures. If the tooth is free from these issues, he proceeds with the treatment. Placement of veneers generally requires two appointments.
Smile Design Process
Dr. Daniel Nickles will consult with you and help you achieve your desired result. Based on your requirements, he will generate a preview of your future smile after the placement of veneers. You can actively participate in the process of smile design and help him evaluate the best fit with respect to color, shape, and size.
Dr. Daniel Nickles will prepare your tooth for receiving the veneer. The teeth will be prepared to accommodate the veneer. He will then put a temporary veneer on the prepared tooth. Impressions of your teeth will be sent to our dental lab to custom-fabricate the veneer.
At the second appointment, Dr. Daniel Nickles will remove the temporary veneer. He will then permanently bond the prepared veneer to your teeth.
Veneers are strong, durable and resilient. You should visit with our office in order to:
- Visit our Hygieneist regularly to prolong the life of your Veneers.
- Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing around the veneer twice a day. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to avoid wear and tear.
- Veneer is stain resistant but the adhesive used to keep it in place is not. Avoid consuming foods that cause staining of teeth.
- Wear a mouth guard while playing extreme sports as veneers cannot be repaired.
- Use non-abrasive fluoride-based toothpaste to avoid deteriorating the topical surface of the veneer.
- Do not grind your teeth as grinding can loosen the veneer and it may fall out.
- In the case of discoloration, cracking or chipping, visit your dentist immediately.
For further inqueries, visit Nickles Dental or book an appointment with us at (864) 244-3211.