Before & After: See the Difference Veneers Can Make For You!
Made from a thin custom made shell, dental veneers cover the front surface of your tooth in order to improve their appearance. They are made of a tooth colored material and can be used to improve the color of teeth that have been worn down or stained. Another use for veneers is to improve the shape or size of the tooth.
Types of veneers
There are two types of dental veneers commonly used in dentistry today. Made in a laboratory, Porcelain veneers help to create a very natural tooth look with excellent durability and resistance to stains. Composite resin veneers are not make in a laboratory and are applied directly to the teeth. They typically have a shorter life span, however, they are less expensive.
When should you consider dental veneers?
If your teeth are stained or discolored
If your teeth are crooked or misshapen
If your teeth have spaces between them
If your teeth are broken or chipped
How it’s done
If you are planning on receiving porcelain veneers, you will need to schedule two appointments with your Kyle dentist. First, your teeth will be prepared to be fitted with a veneer by trimming a portion of the tooth so the veneer can be bonded on top. Then, an impression is taken of your tooth, which will be sent to the laboratory to prepare the final veneer. Finally, Dr. Sharma will fit you with a temporary veneer if a large amount of your tooth structure was removed. The temporary veneer will help to protect your tooth in between visits
At your second appointment, the final veneer will be received from the lab and your temporary veneer will be replaced with the final veneer. Any adjustments that need to be made for fitting will happen before the veneer is bonded to your teeth. Once you and Dr. Sharma are satisfied with the look and feel of the veneer, it will be permanently bonded to your tooth.
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