Veneers are one of the fastest and most effective ways to make huge improvements to the look of a person’s smile. They consist of thin, wafer-like shells that are applied to the front surface of an individual’s teeth. Once applied, they make immediate enhancements to one’s smile, correcting issues such as crooked teeth and discoloration. With their ease of use and incredible performance, veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today.
Veneers offer a wide variety of different cosmetic dental applications, including:
- Making adjustments in color
- Correcting misshapen and crooked teeth
- Repairing damaged or chipped teeth
- Adjusting the size and shape of teeth
Because veneers feature an ultra-thin design, they are virtually invisible once they have been applied. They are built from stain-resistant materials, making them resistant to discolorations caused by tobacco products or dark-colored beverages like coffee, wine and juice. When cared for properly, a set of veneers can be expected to last for up to ten years. At Thomas & Thomas Dental, we offer options for porcelain and composite veneers, as well as the Lumineers brand.
The first step when applying veneers is to shave off a small amount of tooth enamel on any tooth that is set for treatment. This is done to help ensure that the veneers fit correctly. Next, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and treated with etching gel to roughen their outer surfaces. By doing this, the veneers will be able to form a stronger bond with the teeth. Finally, the veneers are applied to the front surface of the teeth and secured with a dental adhesive.
If you would like to learn more about veneers and how they can be used to enhance the appearance of your teeth, please call our office at (602) 598-0338 to schedule an appointment.