Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of your teeth. They are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth by addressing issues such as discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and even misalignment.
The process of getting dental veneers involves several steps to ensure a perfect fit and a natural-looking smile. First, you will have a consultation with your dentist to discuss your goals and expectations for the treatment. This is an important step as it allows your dentist to assess whether veneers are suitable for you.
Once you decide to move forward with the procedure, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This is necessary to create space for the veneers and ensure they adhere properly. Don't worry; this process is painless, thanks to local anesthesia. Next, impressions of your teeth will be taken so that custom-made veneers can be created specifically for you. These impressions are sent to a dental lab where skilled technicians craft each individual veneer according to the size, shape, and color specifications determined by you and your dentist.
While waiting for the final veneers to be ready (which usually takes about two weeks), temporary ones may be placed on your teeth for protection and aesthetics. Once the permanent veneers are ready, they will be carefully bonded onto your teeth using special dental cement. Your dentist will make any necessary adjustments in terms of fit or appearance before securely bonding them in place.
Dental veneers offer a multitude of benefits that can transform your smile and boost your confidence.
Please reach out to iTooth Family Dentistry in Springfield, MO, to have a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Robbins or Dr. Fincel. Call our dentist in Springfield, MO, at (417) 883-8515 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.