Veneers are ceramic restorations widely used to treat teeth that are cracked, chipped, worn out, spaced excessively apart from each other, discolored, etc. They are wafer-thin restorations made from tooth-colored ceramic material. Veneers are attached to the frontal surface of the teeth using dental adhesives. They restore the aesthetics and functionality of the teeth.
Structure of veneers
Veneers are customized to fit the exact contour of the teeth they are restoring. Physically, their shape resembles the frontal surface of the teeth, but are just as thin as a chip. Their color, texture, and shape can be customized as required to match that of your adjoining natural teeth. This prevents anyone from easily noticing it when you smile or talk.
When can you benefit from veneers?
Teeth that are naturally misshapen or chipped due to extreme forces can make your smile look displeasing and uneven. Such teeth can be restored to their ideal shape using veneers.
If you happen to have sustained a cracked tooth, the chances of the tooth developing an infection from the microbes in the mouth are high. You can get such a tooth restored using a dental veneer. Also, the veneer helps to cover the crack and keeps the tooth from undergoing complete failure.
Severely discolored teeth due to medications, smoking, chewing tobacco, etc. might be difficult to whiten using the whitening gel. By bonding a veneer to such teeth, they can give an aesthetic uplift.
Worn out teeth
Veneers can restore teeth that are worn out and appear short.
Spacing is a type of malocclusion where the adjacent teeth appear away from each other. Bonding veneers can eliminate excessive spaces.
What is the procedure involved?
The procedure is quite simple and can be completed in as little as one visit to the dentist’s practice. After the initial screening, the dentist will take a highly-precise digital mold of your teeth and send the data to a dental laboratory. Fabricating the veneer is a highly sophisticated process and is done with the utmost care and accuracy.
Once the veneer is fabricated and ready to be bonded, the dentist will prepare your tooth and clean it thoroughly. The dentist uses photosensitive dental adhesives to bond it to the tooth and use a curing light to harden it. It will be polished to improve the appearance and make it look as lifelike as possible.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (860) 529-1620, and our highly experienced dentist, Dr. Cavalieri, would be happy to help.