What are Veneers, and Why Do I Need Them?
Over time, everyone’s teeth will begin to break down and stain. Even if you follow all of the dentist’s advice, you might find yourself with wanting to alter your smile, by either making it whiter, or by hiding a chipped or broken tooth. However, there is a solution: veneers. But what are veeners?
Dr. Fatemi and the caring staff at Fatemi Family Dentistry specialize in cosmetic dentistry and are ready help you.
WHAT ARE VENEERS?
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are applied to the front surface of your teeth in order to alter their appearance. The materials used will usually involve either porcelain or a resin composite. Common uses of veneers are to fix
Broken or chipped teeth
Misaligned or uneven teeth
Gaps between teeth
Teeth that are worn down
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
After the initial consultation with the dentist, the application of veneers can usually be accomplished within two visits. Your dentist will first discuss with you whether or not dental veneers are a good fit for you, mainly based on your exact dental structure. When the procedure begins, the dentist will first remove about 0.5 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface. This is about the width of your new veneer, and creates a smooth surface to ensure the veneer will seamlessly fit against your tooth. The dentist will next make an impression of your tooth in order to create a custom-fit veneer.
The next step is bonding. After the dentist receives your new veneer, he or she will examine how it fits, and may trim the veneer to make sure it is properly aligned with your tooth. To prepare the tooth for bonding, your dentist will clean and polish it, and then etch the surface to allow for a strong bond to take hold. A special form of cement is applied, and once the veneer is placed your dentist will use a special light to make the bond cure very quickly. Once the process is complete, your dentist will examine your bite, and make sure your new veneer fits perfectly.
DENTAL CLEANING AND ORAL HEALTH SERVICES IN GAITHERSBURG, MD
The caring staff are dedicated to making your visit comfortable, personalized, and, perhaps most importantly, affordable. You can also browse our website at your convenience at www.fatemifamilydentistry.com
If you have any questions about LUMINEERS or other cosmetic dentistry services, please contact Gaithersburg Sedation & Family Dentistry by calling 301-740-2686. For your convenience, we offer flexible hours, including Saturdays, to accommodate your dental needs.