Dental veneers provide an excellent solution if you are looking to enhance your smile. They are a popular cosmetic treatment because of their overall effectiveness and ease of use.
Dental veneers are great if you’re experiencing crowding problems, chipped teeth, worn down teeth or have areas of stained teeth. Veneers are thin shells that are placed on the front surface of the teeth to enhance their appearance—they will hide any noticeable flaws and help the teeth appear straight and even.
The shade of veneers can be adjusted to your tooth color and they are applied with minimal discomfort. Dental veneers are strong and durable and will last for many years before they require replacement or repairs.
Every set of dental veneers is custom-designed based on your needs—so you get the results you want. This means we will make two appointments with you, the first to take impressions of your teeth and the second to apply and adjust the veneers to your teeth.
How do Dental Veneers Work?
At River Valley, Dentistry dental veneers start with digital x-rays to create the perfect blueprint that includes color, shape, and other factors.
Once Dr. Hammontree plans your case, usually, two appointments leave you with a stunning new smile. At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for the ultra-thin porcelain to be crafted over by a master lab technician. Dr. Hammontree provides all the information to a specialized lab that’s needed to create a masterpiece.
Dr. Hammontree also produces acrylic temporary restorations that mimic the veneers, worn for about three weeks. These temporaries provide a preview of the general appearance of your new smile and allow further input regarding the appearance of your upcoming smile.
After hours of custom craftwork in the lab, you’ll return for a second appointment. Dr. Hammontree will try in each veneer and evaluate the appearance and fit, giving you an opportunity to preview the new look. He will then go through several precise steps to bond the thin veneers to the outer surface of your teeth, creating an incredibly strong bond between tooth and porcelain. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish will leave you with a smile that you will love!
What types of dental veneers are available?
There are two main types of dental veneers, composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are manufactured at your dentist office and applied directly to the teeth. Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory to ensure they fit your teeth and then applied to the tooth’s surface.
What are dental veneeers?
Dental veneers can correct chips, stains, and even deeply discolored teeth. They can also alter the length and size of teeth, or help teeth that seem rotated to suddenly appear straight.
They are incredibly thin shells that are applied on the front surfaces of your teeth. Depending on the style of veneers, the teeth may be prepped first by removing a small amount of enamel. Once installed, the veneers can cover noticeable flaws to make adjustments to alignment. They can also adjust the thickness of the to improve spacing.
They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing in place with a strong dental adhesive.
Dental veneers provide a highly conservative approach to esthetic smile makeovers and repairing bad teeth.