Dental veneers are an excellent way to cover broken, damaged or misshaped teeth and we perform many procedures that use them. We are often asked about dental veneers, so thought we would put this quick guide together to answer those more common questions.
If you have a question that isn’t answered here, or would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today!
What are dental veneers?
A dental veneer is cosmetic dentistry treatment that can help improve broken or damaged teeth or teeth that are out of position. They are made from a thin layer of porcelain that is placed over the natural tooth.
Are they effective?
If dental veneers weren’t an effective treatment, we wouldn’t use them! Yes, in the right circumstances and used in the right way, dental veneers are a very effective treatment for a range of situations. As they are straightforward to install and easy to maintain, they are an excellent option to create that beautiful smile.
How are dental veneers installed?
The procedure to fit dental veneers is actually quite straightforward. It involves cleaning the surface of the tooth in question and sometimes removing a thin layer of enamel. We then take a mold of your teeth so we can have the veneers made to fit exactly where we want them to go. We also color match them so they will be invisible once in place.
Once we have the veneers, it’s a matter of bonding them in place, arranging them so they fit naturally alongside your other teeth and then curing the bond once we’re completely happy.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure to fit dental veneers is usually done over two visits to our office. The first visit we prepare the teeth and take the mold. The second, we fit the teeth and bond them in place.
Is the procedure painful?
In the vast majority of procedures we perform here at Aesthetic Family Dentistry, there is no discomfort at all. We don’t even need to use anesthetic, as tooth preparation is only on the surface.
However, as everyone is different, we tailor the procedure to your specific needs. In the unlikely event you do feel discomfort, we have the expertise on hand to address it immediately.
How long do dental veneers last?
The lifetime of a dental veneer differs depending on your lifestyle, your oral health and how well you look after them. Cared for properly, a veneer will typically last decades.
If you live in Denville, Dover, Morristown, Morris Plains, Mountain Lakes, Randolph, Rockaway and have questions about dental veneers contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry, we can help!