What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to give your smile a completely new appearance.
What’s involved with getting porcelain veneers?
Any dental treatment begins with a thorough checkup with Dr. Williams to ensure your mouth is healthy, and any dental ailments are treated. Your oral health is what’s most important! Once it’s been determined that your mouth is healthy and treatment can proceed, the process of getting dental veneers will usually require two visits to our office over a six-week time period.
APPOINTMENT 1 – Dr. Williams will help select the shade of veneers that will look best for you. To prepare your teeth for bonding, and to make sure the veneers look and fit as best as possible, he will do a minimal amount of reshaping to each tooth that will be receiving a veneer. A local anesthetic will likely be used to keep you comfortable. Once ready for the next step, Dr. Williams will make an impression of your teeth. A dental lab will use this impression when manufacturing your porcelain veneers so that they will be a perfect fit. They will take some time to make, however, so you may be provided with temporary veneers in the meantime.
APPOINTMENT 2 – On your second appointment, Dr. Williams will remove the temporary veneers and place the final ones, completing your new smile.
Taking care of veneers
Routine checkups and cleanings are important no matter what, but, during these regular appointments, Dr. Williams will check your veneers to verify that they’re still in good shape. Porcelain veneers are sturdy and should be able to last for many years.
Veneers cannot be fixed if they are damaged, and will require replacement, so it’s important that you take care of them.
Avoid misusing your teeth for things like tearing open packages, or biting on hard objects.
Continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss. To avoid damaging your veneers while brushing, use a non-abrasive toothpaste.
Veneers will resist staining, but it's still a good idea to brush your teeth after drinking anything that could cause stains, such as red wine, coffee, tea or soft drinks.
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For questions about veneers or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call. We are looking forward to caring for you and your family!