A veneer is a durable wafer-thin cover that is put in front of a tooth to set right cosmetic defects like spaces between teeth, broken or cracked teeth, irregular or worn edges of the tooth, teeth that seem to be small, deeply stained and deformed teeth. Veneers comprise of custom-made shells that are tinted to match according to your neighboring teeth.
Dental veneers are made of porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers hold out against the stains much better than resin veneers and look almost like natural teeth.
What can be fixed by Dental Veneers?
Veneers can fix discolored teeth stains caused by tetracycline or excessive fluoride. Teeth that are broken, crooked, way too broken or irregularly shaped, or the teeth that have space between them can be fixed as well.
How are veneers applied?
Veneers take two dental visits. In the first visit, a small portion of the surface material is prepared and removed to fit in the veneer. In the dental lab, the impression of the tooth is customized and crafted. It is then blended to match your natural teeth. A temporary veneer will be applied for a while to protect the tooth until the permanent veneer is made.
In the second visit, the tooth surface is cleaned carefully, and the temporary veneer will be taken out before the permanent veneer. The permanent veneer is then fixed with the help of a reliable bonding agent. At last, the veneer will be polished to fit perfectly and appear great.
Is it hard to care for veneers?
It isn’t hard to care for veneers. You need to brush it regularly and floss around the tooth, just as you take care of your natural teeth. You need to see your dentist for regular checkups, which will ensure that the veneers are firmly attached to the tooth surface.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers are very strong and can last for many years if maintained well. It needs general care, like regular brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash, and routine dental visits. You can even expect your veneers to last for a decade or more. It would be great if you avoid chewing ice or any hard candy, as it can affect your veneers, just like they affect your natural teeth.
Find out more about veneers as you visit our office. Call Sun-Park Dental today at (916) 435-1155 or request an appointment online.