Individuals typically desire a better smile, as at times the teeth have been worn down from years of clenching as well as grinding.
Porcelain veneers can be used along with porcelain rejuvenations to fix the smile and help stabilize bite. In the “before” pictures, one will often see patients with “shorter” teeth that are stained, yellowed, and broken down. There are often uneven edges, crookedness, and an uneven smile noticeable. Most patients do not want to wear braces as an adult, especially not for one to two years.
Veneers can assist teeth that have problems with:
Stains or discoloration caused by tobacco, caffeine, or age
Teeth that are worn down or chipped
Unwanted spaces or gaps between teeth
Damage due to a root canal procedure or other type of injury
Dental veneers are made of very thin shells of porcelain that are about of fingernails thickness. There crafted artistically to replicate the translucency, function, and shaped of one’s native tooth. They are exceptionally durable over time. Dental bonding is used to glue the veneers to the tooth, and at times a part of the native tooth is shaved so that the veneer fits in better. The veneers are about a half a millimeter thick.
Not all dentists are trained in veneers. It is the ones who are trained in cosmetic dentistry procedures well who should be sought after for your new smile creation. Typically once the design is selected, a wax model is created along with a set of provisionals.
After that is accomplished, the initial preparation of the tooth is accomplished. This then goes to a lab for preparation of the final veneers, and during this time the provisional ones can be worn.
More cutting-edge technology is coming into existence that is allowing dentists to be able to put the veneers in in a single stage. This involves three-dimensional preparation using digital imagery to create the veneers.
Photos taken after the procedure usually show a smile that is wider brighter and sparkling along with straighter teeth. Usually there is a smoother noticeable flow to the left that makes the teeth appear longer too.
Insurance coverage does not exist for veneers, so they may need to be paid for upfront or financed. Options for financing include Chase Health Advance, Care Credit, or potentially the dental office has its own financing plan.
The first thing someone sees is one’s smile. Unless that person is embarrassed about it and hides it, which can inhibit confidence and self esteem. The latest technology with veneers is amazing and extremely aesthetic.