A veneer is a thin shell placed over a tooth's front to improve its appearance. It can improve the tooth's color, size, and shape. At Spencer Dental, we custom-make veneers in a laboratory using impressions of the patient’s teeth to ensure a good fit and a natural look. Once the veneers are ready, they are bonded to the teeth using special light-activated resin cement.
Dental veneers are an excellent option for patients who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile without the need for complex procedures. They can enhance the appearance of a single tooth or multiple teeth to create a more uniform and attractive-looking smile.
The Procedure for Dental Veneers
Veneers cover the front surface of the teeth, concealing imperfections. These thin shells are bonded to the teeth, making them long-lasting and resistant to damage. Since they require the removal of some enamel during the procedure, veneers are considered a permanent cosmetic treatment.
To begin the process, our dentist will lightly buff your teeth to make room for the veneers. Then, impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to the dental lab for production. Our dentist will place temporary restorations on the teeth while the permanent ones are being made. When your veneers are ready, you can return to our dental office to have them placed.
Once the veneers have been cemented in place, they will instantly improve your smile’s appearance. In most cases, patients report a high level of comfort following the placement of veneers. With good oral hygiene at home and routine visits to the dentist for cleanings and checkups, you can expect to enjoy your new smile for years to come.
Caring for Your Veneers
Caring for your veneers is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Here is how you can maintain them and ensure your new smile lasts longer:
- You must brush twice a day for at least two minutes each time to prevent tooth discoloration and decay.
- Flossing once a day is also essential to ensure that food particles are not trapped under or between your veneers, causing damage or staining.
- Eat a healthy diet and avoid acidic drinks like soda and wine. If your diet is unhealthy, you increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay, which can lead to the need for restorative procedures to fix your smile.
To learn more about the benefits of veneers, visit Spencer Dental at 207 Southdowne Dr, Maryville, TN 37801, or call (865) 983-5451 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.