Dental Veneers at Goldstein Dental Group in Novi MI
Dental veneers are a thin shell, typically made from porcelain or composite resin, which are attached to the front of teeth. This relatively simple procedure doesn’t require any anesthesia and is great for improving your smile.
The thin shells are bonded to the teeth and are then molded based on your individual needs. The most common type of veneer is porcelain. It’s typically preferred because it resists stains better than other options.
Advantages of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers have become popular because they provide a number of distinct advantages:
- The end result looks like a natural tooth.
- Your gum tissue works well with porcelain.
- Veneers are an inexpensive method of subtly changing the form and shape of the patient’s teeth.
- It can help make dark teeth appear whiter
Millions of patients have appreciated the above benefits of using dental veneers. It’s become one of our favorite tools when patient’s come in with tooth damage.
When Are Dental Veneers Used?
Veneers are used for a number of issues, most of which are centered on improving your smile. Below are some of the most common uses:
- Fixing worn down teeth
- Covering up teeth that are discolored due to a disease or procedure
- Fixing chips and breaks
- Closing gaps between teeth
Do you have any of these issues? We would love to help you improve your smile with dental veneers. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What is the Dental Veneers Procedure?
As with all dental treatments, dental veneers have a unique procedure. Anyone interested in receiving dental veneers should take some time to understand the three major steps in the process.
Diagnosis and preparation. Some patients are advised during their semiannual checkup to receive veneers. Other patients make appointments specific to fix a certain issue with their smile. Either way, we will need to discuss how dental veneers can be used to resolve an issue. We will take x-rays and create a mold of your mouth. All of this information will be analyzed in order to formulate a unique plan for you.
Tooth conditioning. In order to allow veneers to look natural and to avoid having them impact your bite, part of the tooth must be removed. After receiving an anesthetic, the enamel will be filed down and a new impression will be made. This impression is used to create a custom veneer, which will usually take a few weeks to receive.
The bonding process. Before the actual bonding begins, we simply place the veneer on its future home to see if it needs any further alteration. Sometimes both the color and shape need to be tweaked. Once finalized, the actual bonding will begin. A cement is applied to the veneer, which is then placed on your teeth. A light will then activate the cement, allowing it to form a connection and harden. Any excess cement will then be removed.
Are you ready to begin the process of improving your smile? Please contact us today!