When your eyes aren’t performing to the best of their ability but you hate wearing glasses, you choose contact lenses. You do so for the aesthetics and comfort so that you can see better. When it comes to your teeth, dental damage takes a little more attention and one of the best ways to cover damaged teeth is with veneers. Dental veneers are custom-fitted, and they are specifically designed to correct dental damage. Some of the damage includes:
- Stains and tooth discoloration
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps between teeth
How dental veneers improve your smile
With dental veneers in Nashville, Tennessee, you can improve the way that your teeth look and enhance your confidence as a result. They work to offer a long-term solution for any cosmetic concerns that have been worrying you. If those cosmetic concerns are not improved by teeth whitening, retainers or braces, veneers are usually a next step. A small amount of enamel on the tooth is removed, and then the veneers are placed instead. They are permanent and they can’t be removed by the patient.
Types of veneers
There are different types of veneers, and porcelain and resin-based composite are the two more popular options. Porcelain veneers are a strong but thin cap that are placed on the tops and sides of the teeth. A thin layer of enamel is removed and porcelain veneers are placed instead, and they can be whiter than the color of the natural tooth to brighten the smile. Resin-based composite veneers are like the porcelain option but are not as expensive, and not as much enamel is removed in the first place. Enamel may not even need to be removed before they are placed. Composite veneers are often much easier to replace when they’ve been damaged.
Porcelain veneers look closer to the color of the normal tooth, and they can cover up malformed and discolored teeth. Budget is usually a factor in the choice of veneer that is available and our expert dentists can help you to decide which is the better option for your teeth.
What does a dental veneers procedure look like?
The way a procedure for veneers goes depends largely on the type of veneer you choose. For example, porcelain veneers are attached with some of the enamel removed, after an impression of the tooth is taken and custom veneers are created. Temporary veneers are often used until the custom options come back from the lab. Once they’re back, the veneers will be checked for fit and color and adjustments are needed before they are bonded to the teeth. Resin-based composite veneers are completed with cleaning, reshaping and preparing the teeth. They are then bonded and sculpted with color adjustments so that the veneers look natural. Lights are used to dry them, and the dentist wil smooth and polish them over.
Once the veneers are fitted, a follow-up appointment is needed to check them over, to check they’re comfortable and to ensure that they will stay in place.
Contact Mission Dental today
If you are looking for new veneers for your teeth, the best thing that you can do is contact our team today for more information. Let us help you to get your smile shining through once again!