Cosmetic dental restorations come in all shapes and sizes. No matter what your cosmetic goals, or your budget – the professional team at O’Brien Dental Care has a solution to meet your needs.
For those patients who suffer from extreme tooth damage or seek dramatic improvement to their smile – veneers may be the perfect investment.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin, shell-like dental devices that are custom made to improve the appearance of your teeth. A veneer is constructed for each of your teeth, ensuring that your smile is perfectly adjusted to meet your cosmetic goals. Veneers can be made of porcelain or a thin dental plastic and are adhered to the front of your teeth with dental cement.
What Characteristics Can Veneers Correct?
Veneers are an effective solution for making over almost every aspect of your smile. Veneers can be constructed to any shape, size, and color. Teeth that are badly stained, chipped, broken or even crooked can be made to look perfect with veneers.
Depending on the level of correction desired, a patient can be fitted with just one or several veneers. A complete smile makeover and full set of veneers can give you that movie star smile you’ve always wanted!
What Is the Process for Receiving Veneers?
You should expect to visit our office 3 times during your treatment with veneers. During your first visit your tooth enamel will be buffed in order to prime your teeth to receive veneers. Typically only half a millimeter is removed. At this time your dentist will also make molds of your teeth so that an outside lab can construct your veneers.
During the next visit your veneers will be attached to your teeth in a process known as bonding. Your veneers will be temporarily placed at first, so that you and your dentist can evaluate their color, shape and fit. While the veneers are temporarily resting on your teeth they can be adjusted and colored to match your teeth.
To apply the veneer, your dentist will clean your teeth with specially formulated chemicals and then apply the veneer with cement. A visible light beam, or laser, will be used to harden the cement.
Within two weeks of treatment you will be asked to return to our office for a check-up and evaluation.
Will It Hurt to Receive Veneers?
No. Before the veneers are adhered to your teeth, your dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This will allow the veneers to firmly attach to your teeth. However, anesthesia is typically not needed during this process. If you are feeling anxious about your treatment will veneers, discuss these concerns with your dentist, as sedation options may be available to ease your concerns.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Veneers have a longer life expectancy than many other dental restorations. Porcelain veneers resist staining for years and will look beautiful for 10-15 years with proper cleaning and maintenance.
Veneer Smile Gallery
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