Dental veneers are very thin porcelain or resin shells that are used to cover the front surface of the teeth. Veneers are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your teeth and are applied through a nearly painless procedure. Veneers can transform your smile quickly and easily, usually in just two or three visits to your dentist!
What Do Veneers Do?
Veneers are a conservative solution to many minor tooth problems. Veneers are ideal for covering worn or stained teeth as well as teeth that are chipped or broken. They can also change the look of teeth that are misaligned or have large gaps. Veneers are cosmetic and therefore not used to correct more serious issues, like tooth decay or gum disease.
Who Should Consider Veneers?
Individuals who have healthy teeth but are unhappy with the look of their smiles are perfect candidates for veneers. Veneers can make over a smile in as few as two visits to the dentist: one for diagnosis and planning, and one for application. Unlike orthodontic systems, which normally tackle major problems over months or years, veneers quickly fix simple issues. Veneers require the same dental care as your teeth, so veneer candidates should be committed to thorough flossing and brushing habits.
What Should You Expect?
When applying veneers, the dentist will remove a half-millimeter of enamel to compensate for the addition of the veneer. Patients sometimes request a local anesthetic, but anesthesia is generally unnecessary. The dentist attaches the veneers temporarily to check for fit and make sure the client is satisfied; slight adjustments to size and color are easy to make. Then, the teeth are further prepared and the veneers are cemented into place and hardened. Finally, the dentist cleans up any stray bonding agent and sends you home with a new smile!
If you would like to see a change in your smile, Baker Family Dental of Mesa and Gilbert is Arizona’s source for dental makeovers. We offer veneers as well as general cleaning services and orthodontics. Call us today at (480) 719-3044.