What Are Dental Veneers?

 

Dental veneers are a remarkably conservative modern innovation that is transforming smiles across the world. They are a great alternative to orthodontics, crowns and more serious dental procedures and offer flexibility to those who want to improve their smile.

As dentists, it’s our job to make sure your mouth is healthy. As holistic dentists, we’re also concerned with your complete health and mental wellbeing, which adds a lot of options to our treatment regimen.

We like dental veneers because they can change your smile completely with little invasive dental work. They improve your mouth, your smile and your confidence which all adds up to a healthier, happier you. We can’t argue with that!

When done properly and combined with neuromuscular technologies, dental veneers can be the final solution in eliminating migraines and other head and neck pain.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are also known as porcelain veneers and dental porcelain laminates. They are made of porcelain and are essentially bonded onto damaged, discolored or broken teeth to cover them up. They are a viable alternative to crowns and tooth straightening because they present a dazzling smile to all who see them.

We prefer porcelain because it’s safe, strong, resists staining, reflects light well and takes less of a toll on your teeth and gums. Porcelain veneers are thin but very strong, making them ideal for use in teeth. After all, you want them to feel comfortable as well as look the part right?

Porcelain also lasts much longer than composite veneers or direct veneers, so need changing much less often. A good set of porcelain veneers should last for many years if looked after properly and installed correctly. Something you can count on if you let us fit them.

A dental veneer is ideal for correcting stains on teeth, gapped teeth, short teeth, malformed teeth, crooked teeth or slightly broken teeth. All sorts of aesthetic conditions can be remedied by dental veneers, which is why they have become so popular so fast.

How Are Dental Veneers Fitted?

The procedure of fitting dental veneers is actually quite straightforward. Another reason why they are so popular. We begin by seeing you in our dental office and having an initial consultation. We will inspect the teeth and assess whether they are suitable for the veneers. We will then discuss the procedure and aftercare with you before you commit yourself to having them.

If you decide to proceed, we prepare the surface of your teeth to accept the dental veneers. We use a burr to remove a small area from the surface of the tooth to take the cement. We then use dental putty to take a mold of your teeth and have the porcelain veneers made to measure.

Once they are ready, you come back to the dental surgery and we offer up the veneers to ensure they are a good fit. We then clean the teeth and apply bonding resins to the area we prepared earlier. The veneers are then filled with the cement and bonded into place. That’s it!

If you’re interested in dental veneers or holistic dentistry, contact our dental office today. We’re here to help!

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