An Overview of Veneers

Tooth discoloration is a result of bad habits such as drinking a lot of soda and coffee, smoking on a daily basis, as well as brushing and flossing your teeth hastily. But that’s not to say that tooth discoloration can’t give rise to any concerns. On the contrary, when you suffer from discolored teeth, you may not be able to smile at the apple of your eye, attend social events, and display your photographs on different social media sites. The good news is your Kennewick dentist can turn your teeth white again with the aid of veneers.

Definition of veneers

Veneers are tooth-colored and shaped dental restorations that bond to your discolored teeth’s front surface in order to restore the aesthetically pleasing appearance of those teeth. Aside from beautifying discolored teeth, veneers can also beautify teeth that are chipped, worn down, and uneven.

Connecting veneers to your teeth

In connecting veneers to your teeth, your dentist first finds out if veneers are right for you by carefully evaluating your teeth. If you pass the dental evaluation, your dentist provides you with a background on the procedure that you’ll be undergoing. On your big day, your dentist anesthetizes your teeth before shaving off a small portion of their front surface. As soon as your dentist is done filing your teeth down, he takes impressions of them and gives you a temporary veneer. Once the permanent veneers are available, your dentist determines whether they require modifications by temporarily placing them over your teeth. If no improvements have to be made, your dentist applies an acidic etching gel and special cement to your teeth and the veneers respectively. Finally, your dentist uses a special light beam to permanently connect the veneers to your teeth.

Advantages

Unlike crowns, veneers don’t weaken your healthy teeth since your dentist can insert them without having to trim down too much of those teeth’s front surface. Moreover, veneers are capable of resisting stain.

If you want to learn more about veneers, feel free to visit Dr. Walter Hadley here at Marineland Dental Care or call him at 509-591-0515.

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