Your beautiful smile is quite often one of the very first things that people you meet will notice about you. A bright and confident smile can leave a lasting and positive impression. If you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth, even the smallest of flaws can result in you wanting to avoid laughing and smiling. At Prosthodontics of Princeton, we offer solutions for correcting those flaws and imperfections that may be keeping you from smiling including dental ceramic veneers.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are wafer thin shells that are used to cover the visible surface of your teeth. They can be used to conceal imperfections, flaws and discolorations on teeth. Veneers can also protect teeth against further damage.
Veneers are made from several material types including porcelain and resin. Porcelain veneers are the better and more popular choice as these veneers can be better color matched to surrounding natural teeth.
Porcelain is also the stronger material and can usually withstand the normal bite force. Resin does have its place but can also sustain damage quite easily. With the right care, porcelain veneers can last for many years.
Concerns Veneers Can Address
Ceramic veneers can address a number of largely cosmetic concerns. These could include small cracks and chips in teeth along with minor natural gaps that are between some of your teeth. As an example, a small gap between your front teeth can be concealed with strategically placed veneers.
Uneven wear on the teeth, along with discoloration can be concealed with veneers. This is particularly helpful in situations where teeth cannot be effectively whitened by professional whitening techniques.
The Benefits of Dental Veneers
There are several benefits of dental veneers including the fact that veneers are a solution that is long lasting. Ceramic veneers offer a natural appearance. Once they are in place, no one will be able to determine that your teeth have veneers on them.
Ceramic veneers are known to be stain resistant, which is something that everyone can appreciate. They offer an instant makeover for one or more teeth.
The Process of Getting Veneers
The process when getting veneers will usually take about two visits. During your first visit, each tooth being placed with a veneer will be prepared. This preparation will involve removing a slight amount of enamel from the front of each tooth. This is to ensure that there is a natural and seamless look when the veneers are in place.
Once the tooth is prepared, impressions or scans will be made. The impressions or scans are sent to the lab so that the veneers can be fabricated. Temporary veneers may be placed, to protect the prepared teeth until the permanent veneers are ready.
Once the veneers are ready, you will return to the office to have the veneers placed. Any minor adjustments needed will be made prior to cementing them to the front of your teeth. The results will be instant and beautiful.
Learn more about veneers and your candidacy for this cosmetic solution with Prosthodontics of Princeton. Call (609) 924-1975 to schedule your appointment.