Veneers are thin, custom-made shells composed of tooth-colored materials that are designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are cemented to the front of the teeth and can change the color, form, size, or length of the teeth. At Caspian Dental Center, they are used to address several cosmetic dental concerns, including stained, discolored, gapped, and misshapen teeth.
Who Should Get Veneers?
Veneers are thin, porcelain coverings that are permanently affixed to the fronts of your teeth. They are an excellent cosmetic solution if you have teeth that are chipped, crooked, stained, or gapped. They are also a great cosmetic option if you want to improve the appearance of your smile before getting married, going to a big job interview, or going on a first date. If you have any of the following problems, you may want to talk to your dentist about veneers:
Stained or discolored teeth
Gaps between teeth
Misaligned or uneven teeth
Chipped or cracked teeth
Misshapen or oddly shaped teeth
How Is a Veneer Placed?
Veneers are fabricated and placed in two appointments. The first appointment will include preparing the teeth for the veneers and taking impressions of your teeth to send to the dental lab. The lab will use the impressions to create veneers that are custom-fitted to your teeth. During the second appointment, the veneers are bonded to your teeth.
The Advantages of Veneers
Natural AppearanceThe porcelain material of veneers makes them look very natural and lifelike. This material also reflects light similarly to as your natural teeth does. Veneers will brighten your smile, and help restore your confidence.
Stain-ResistantVeneers are incredibly stain-resistant. Porcelain veneers are designed to resist staining. As a result, a dental patient typically only needs to invest in teeth whitening every few years. However, even porcelain veneers are not completely stain-proof. Patients should avoid staining foods and drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco.
Improved Tooth ShapeVeneers are a cosmetic treatment used to correct a wide range of dental imperfections. This includes chipped, worn, misshapen, and discolored teeth. Veneers are placed over natural teeth and can alter the shape and appearance of the entire smile. Veneers can be placed on the front side of the teeth or the backside.
Improved Tooth ColorYour veneers are custom-fabricated from high-quality porcelain, which is stain-resistant and mimics the shine of healthy, natural teeth. You can get your veneers in as few as two dental visits, and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Can Fix Cracked TeethVeneers can fix cracked teeth. When teeth are cracked, the nerves and blood vessels in the pulp become exposed, which can cause pain. In addition, the cracks and chips in your teeth are magnets for food and bacteria. Veneers help prevent further cracking and chipping. Less Sensitivity Veneers are less likely to cause sensitivity compared to crowns. This can make them a good choice for patients with sensitive teeth. Veneers are also easier to keep clean because they don’t have as many crevices that can trap plaque. Brushing and flossing twice a day, along with regular dental cleanings, are enough to keep veneers in good condition.
Visit Caspian Dental Center at 410 Park Grove Dr., Katy, TX 77450 or call (832)-501-9392 to schedule an appointment to learn more about the perks of veneers.