Even the most minor tooth flaws can have a significant impact on your smile. The good news is that dental veneers offered by North Mountain Dentistry can correct a wide range of cosmetic concerns and deliver your perfect smile. These incredibly natural-looking and feeling restorations will leave you with dramatic results!
What Are Dental Veneers and What Are Their Uses?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells we place over the visible parts of less than perfect teeth to instantly improve their size, shape, or appearance. The stunning results are incredibly lifelike.
Dental veneers are the choice restorations for correcting a wide range of issues, including:
- Severely stained and discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening
- Teeth are worn down due to grinding or clenching, a condition known as bruxism
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Crooked, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Uneven spaces or large gaps between teeth
Why Choose Dental Veneers?
Veneers offer numerous advantages. They are beautiful, strong, and long-lasting. They are closely color-matched to your surrounding teeth, with incredibly realistic looking and feeling results.
Veneers generally conserve more of your tooth structure because they do not require as much shaping as crowns do. The porcelain material used is resistant to staining and is tolerated well by the gums. The results of dental veneers speak for themselves. You'll enjoy flawless teeth and a stunning smile!
What Is the Dental Veneers Procedure?
One tooth or many teeth can be perfected using dental veneers at the same time. Most patients do not require local anesthetics. However, we can provide them if needed for your comfort.
The dental veneers procedure involves preparing the teeth by removing a fine layer of tooth enamel. Next, we will make a model of the area to send out to a dental laboratory, which will fabricate your veneers. It usually takes 2-4 weeks to prepare your restorations, during which we place temporary ones to protect your prepared teeth.
When the veneers are ready, you will return to our office for a placement appointment. We will ensure your restorations provide the perfect fit and color shade before permanently cementing them to your teeth. We can adjust the color of your veneers with the shade of cement we use. The final steps include removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite, and making any necessary adjustments to ensure the best fit and comfort. We may ask you to return for a follow-up appointment to check on your new restorations and make any further needed adjustments.
How Can You Care For Your New Veneers?
It's important to care for your restorations to ensure their longevity. Veneers can chip or fracture under pressure so avoid biting your nails or chewing on hard objects. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, we may recommend custom mouthguards known as night guards to prevent damage to your veneers and your natural teeth.
Keep your mouth clean by brushing and flossing every day, and don't forget to schedule your routine dental exams and cleanings at North Mountain Dentistry to allow us to monitor your teeth and your restorations. With proper care, your veneers will enhance your smile for many years to come.