The purpose of a veneer is to cover the exterior of a tooth to improve its appearance. They are very thin, porcelain shells designed to protect the front of the tooth. At Varni Dental, each veneer is designed and constructed to look like a natural tooth. They are also solid, durable, and can withstand years of biting and chewing.
A veneer will cover the entire front of the tooth – from the gum line to the edge. It is bonded to the front of the tooth using a special dental cement. Once in place, veneers are durable enough to allow you to eat and drink your favorite foods and beverages without fear of damaging your new smile. They are also highly stain resistant, so your smile will stay bright even with regular consumption of coffee, wine, or other staining substances. Regular brushing, flossing, and checkups with our dentist will help keep your veneers looking their best.
To prepare for veneers, your dentist must prepare the teeth for the veneer placement by removing a thin layer of enamel. This will create a space that fits the veneers and allows the bonding process to be possible. Next, an impression of the teeth will be taken and sent to the lab, where the veneers will be crafted. After you receive your custom-fitted veneers, the dentist will check to ensure they fit correctly and are the correct color. The dentist can then bond them to your teeth using a resin cement or a special light that helps to harden the bonding agent. If you experience any sensitivity after getting veneers placed, ask your dentist about special toothpaste or mouth rinses that can alleviate to manage the sensitivity.
A veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored porcelainthat is permanently bonded to the surface of the teeth. It is used to improve the appearance of crooked, chipped, discolored, or worn-down teeth. Veneers are also an ideal option for patients with small teeth or those wanting to close gaps between their teeth.
One benefit of veneers is that they are usually less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures such as orthodontics, teeth whitening, and crowns. They do not require shaving down existing tooth structures and are easy to care for.
Another significant benefit is that veneers are permanent. Once in place, they should last for many years; however, it is essential to take good care of them with regular brushing, flossing, routine check-ups, and cleanings with your dentist.
If you are interested in how veneers can help improve the appearance of your smile, contact Varni Dental at 181 E Tasman Dr., Suite 60, San Jose, CA 95134, or call (408) 901-0101 to schedule your consultation.