Veneers are dental restorations made from tooth-colored ceramic or composite resin. They are bonded to the front surface of the teeth using dental adhesives and are used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. Their simple structure and ease of restoring the teeth make them highly preferred for restoring teeth with minor dental concerns.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Veneers?
- Veneers are made from tooth-colored material that could be customized to mimic the appearance of the natural tooth it is to be attached to and to the teeth around it.
- Though veneers are extremely thin, they exhibit impressive durability, making them long-lasting restorations.
- The procedure for placing veneers is very simple and can be completed in one or two visits to the dentist’s practice.
- Veneers are versatile, as they can be used for various purposes.
- Their surface finish is so fine that they do not undergo staining or discoloration.
What Are Veneers Used For?
Veneers can be used for both cosmetic enhancement and functional restoration. Here are some of the dental concerns that can be treated using veneers:
- Cracked teeth
- Extremely worn-out teeth
- Excessively discolored teeth
- Exposed root surfaces of the root surfaces
- Naturally misshapen teeth
How Are Veneers Placed?
At Armitage Dental, dental veneers can be placed in one or two visits in most cases. During the initial consultation, we will screen your teeth thoroughly and understand the severity of your oral condition. Further, dental scans and x-rays will be taken to get a better view of the teeth. This data also acts as a reference for fabricating the veneer in a dental laboratory. Meanwhile, we will place a temporary veneer on your prepared tooth to protect its surface.
Once the veneer is fabricated and ready for bonding, we will schedule a second consultation. During this consultation, the temporary veneer will be removed and the tooth surface will be cleaned thoroughly. The enamel will then be etched using an etching solution, which is done to roughen the tooth’s surface. Etching allows the veneer to adhere well to the tooth surface and avoid getting displaced. We will permanently bond the veneer to the tooth using dental adhesives and harden it using a curing light. Further, a bite test will be taken to make sure the veneer isn’t affecting your bite adversely and we will polish it to improve its aesthetics.
Please schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at Armitage Dental to get your oral concerns treated at the earliest. Call us at (623) 872-8686 or reach out through online consultation, and we’ll be happy to help.