If you have gaps between your teeth or have teeth that are stained, crooked, cracked, or poorly shaped, you can change your smile with veneers. Veneers are thin shells made from either ceramics or composite resins that are designed to cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are custom-made to look like and blend in with your natural teeth. Our dentist in Broken Arrow, OK recommends the desired type of veneer based on your need.
The following steps are involved in ceramic veneers.
First, if necessary to make room for the veneer, the dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the tooth, next, the dentist makes an impression of the prepared teeth and determines the veneer shade, which is best for you. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory to make veneers just for you, this can take several days or some dentists have a lab in their office. Finally, the dentist places the veneers on your teeth to check the fit and shape after any adjustments. Your teeth are cleaned and the ceramic veneers are then bonded to the teeth.
The advantages of ceramic veneers are that they're strong and durable, they're smooth and translucent surface, look very natural and they're resistant, sustaining.
The other type of veneer is composite resin veneer. First, the dentist prepares the tooth and carefully bonds and sculpts the composite material onto your tooth. Second, a special light is used to harden the composite and third, the veneer is smoothened and polished to look like a natural tooth.
The advantages of composite resin veneers are that they may require removal of less tooth enamel than ceramic veneers, you may need fewer visits to the dentist, sometimes these veneers take just one visit and composite resin veneers are easy to replace, if they're damaged keep in mind that getting a veneer is not a reversible process, since some of your tooth enamel has been removed to make room for the veneer, although many people can benefit from veneers, they're not for everyone.
Patients who clench or grind their teeth are not good candidates for veneers, because the thin veneers may chip or break. Before a veneer is made your teeth must be healthy and free of decay. Your dentists can treat these conditions like any dental restoration over time and with wear veneers can come loose, in that case, new ones might be needed. Making a small change to your appearance can have a huge impact on how you look and feel, if you're interested in enhancing your smile with veneers be sure to speak with our dentist in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. With the help of veneers, you can smile with confidence.