Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or resin that cover the front surface of teeth. They can correct a variety of imperfections all while preserving your natural teeth. Veneers can also be used to restore a single tooth or an entire smile, making them an extremely versatile and customizable cosmetic dental treatment. In fact, this is what makes veneers so popular among those looking for an easy and effective way to makeover their smile.
Did You Know?
Unlike other types of cosmetic dental treatments, veneers are considered a minimally-invasive treatment since they preserve the natural tooth structure and only require minor tooth modifications.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for veneers?
You may be a candidate for veneers if you have generally healthy teeth and are looking for a way to improve their appearance by correcting imperfections such as:
- Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
- Stained teeth that don’t respond to whitening treatments
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Crooked teeth
To determine if you are an ideal candidate for veneers, schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry today.
What can I expect when having veneers placed at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry?
When having dental veneers placed at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry, you can expect a series of steps over at least two visits. First, your cosmetic dentist will give you a thorough examination to determine if you are a candidate for veneers and make sure there aren’t any complicating factors. At this point, they may perform some additional dental work to prepare your teeth for veneers, such as filling in cavities.
Once your dentist has determined that you are an ideal candidate for veneers, they will need to prepare your teeth. This is accomplished by removing a thin layer of enamel so that they veneer can be applied without looking bulky or affecting your bite. This process will be repeated on every tooth that is being restored with veneers. After the teeth have been prepared, then your dentist will take a dental impression of your mouth that a dental lab will use to fabricate your veneers.
You’ll then need to return for a second appointment once your veneers have been completed. During this second appointment, you’ll have them fitted and bonded to your teeth. While veneers can generally be placed over the course of two appointments, it can take more appointments if multiple dental procedures are required to prepare the teeth for veneers.
What can I expect after having dental veneers placed?
After having veneers placed, you can immediately return to your usual routine and oral hygiene practices. However, you may experience some minor tooth sensitivity in between the first and second appointments as a result of the enamel being removed. This will usually fade once the permanent veneers have been applied and the teeth have adapted.