Veneers are wafer thin, custom-made porcelain facings that cover the front of your teeth. Their appearance and simplicity make them easily one of the most popular and effective developments in cosmetic dentistry. Patients with issues ranging from the correction of uneven teeth, discoloration, chipped teeth, worn enamel and irregular spacing all have benefitted from Veneers. In some instances, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and even protect a damaged tooth from further harm.
Types of veneers:
There are two types of veneers that are commonly used. Porcelain veneers are more durable, and resist stains better. The properties of their material also help to create the appearance of natural teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite resin veneers are not made in a laboratory, but instead directly applied to the teeth. They typically have a shorter life span and are also less expensive.
How it's done:
After a thorough examination of your teeth, which may include X-rays, taking impressions or digital scans of your teeth, Dr. Derrick A. Johnston will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. The impressions or scans will be sent off to a laboratory in order to make the permanent veneers. As this process could take up to two weeks, we may provide you with temporary veneers to wear until your appointment.
When you return to the Noblesville office, the temporary veneer will be removed, and the permanent veneer's size and color are checked before they are bonded to your teeth.
If you are considering veneers as an oral health solution, call Noblesville Family Dentistry at (713) 773-1302 today!