Chipped, oddly shaped, and discolored teeth are unattractive. Plus, they indicate that your oral health is not excellent. Fortunately, we have several cosmetic dentistry treatments in Morristown that can help you rectify the problem, such as dental veneers.
Veneers are effective and can fix several dental imperfections at once. However, the process of fixing these thin shells is irreversible, and it is vital to have the necessary information before you get them.
Dental veneers are thin shells fixed on the enamel to re-create the appearance of your natural teeth. If appropriately fixed, these pieces can improve the teeth’ size, color, shape, and size.
Dental veneers come in two options; porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain dental veneers in Morristown, NJ, are the most preferred option because they are natural-looking. Furthermore, they are stain-resistant and very durable.
The composite veneers, on the other hand, can be fixed on the same dental visit. However, the veneers are not as durable as the porcelain ones, and they discolor easily.
The two also differ when it comes to cost as the porcelain ones are more expensive.
Our dentist in Morristown, NJ, can recommend the dental veneers to fix:
The porcelain dental veneers require two dental visits to be fixed, and the process involves a few steps:
Our dentist will first do a comprehensive dental assessment to determine if the veneers are the right treatment option. The dentist will discuss the types of veneers, the procedure, and the risk involved.
Next, your teeth are prepared to make room for the veneers. Remember, the enamel must be reshaped a little bit for the veneers to be fixed. The amount of enamel trimmed will depend on the thickness of the chosen veneers. This is done under local anesthesia.
The dentist will use putty to mold your teeth to create the permanent veneers. The process of making veneers takes about two to three weeks. But, the dentist will cover your teeth with temporary veneers to protect them from sensitivity.
The dentist will replace the temporary veneers with the permanent ones after assessing the teeth. Dental cleaning might be performed to remove any plaque buildup.
The veneers will be examined for the right color and trimmed to achieve the correct fit. The teeth are etched (roughened) to allow the veneers to bond well. A special cement is used in the bonding process, and it is hardened using a light beam.
The dentist will remove excess cement and examine your bite. Finally, the teeth are polished for an even look.
The dentist may schedule a follow-up dental visit to check the gums and the veneers.
Dental veneers offer great benefits, such as:
Though effective, the veneers have downsides:
Dental veneers do not require any special hygiene other than your standard dental practices. However, you need to avoid stain-causing foods that can cause the veneers to discolor, such as wine, coffee, and tea.
Also, do not forget to visit Dental Care of Morristown for an assessment and cleaning every six months to lengthen the veneers (which last between 7 and 15 years).