Dental veneers made from ceramic or composite resin are widely used to make cosmetic changes to the teeth. They are attached to the frontal surface of the teeth to treat issues like cracks, chipping, severe discoloration, misshapen teeth, excessive spaces between adjacent teeth, etc. They are simple, cost-effective, and can be completed in a couple of visits to the dentist’s practice.
Why should you choose veneers?
- Veneers are strong and wear-resistant despite their thin structure.
- Veneers are quite long-lasting if you take good care of them.
- They can be altered as required to match the exact appearance of the adjoining teeth in terms of color, translucency, texture, and contour.
- Placing a veneer doesn’t require the removal of a large amount of enamel from the tooth, as the veneer itself is quite thin.
- The procedure for placing the veneer is quite simple.
How is a veneer placed?
When you visit us for the consultation, x-rays and scans of the teeth will be taken to get a better view of the condition and determine whether or not a veneer can be used to treat it. After determining your candidacy, we will prepare the tooth for the procedure. A thin layer of enamel will be removed by grinding of buffing to make space for the restoration. Highly precise digital scans of the teeth will be taken to create a digital impression of the teeth, which is used as a reference for making the veneer.
During the next few days, the veneer will be made in a dental laboratory, and we will schedule a second consultation to place it. Etching solution will be applied on the tooth to roughen its surface, and the veneer will be bonded firmly using dental adhesives. A bite test is done to ensure the veneer fits well and doesn’t alter your natural bite.
Dr. Patrick Yee, who is based in San Jose, helps his patients to have brighter and more uniform smiles through his treatment. Give us a call at (408) 243-3000 to book an appointment today.