For patients unhappy with the look of their teeth, veneers provide them with a way to cover imperfections like chipped teeth or gaps. After placement, veneers can change the entire look of your smile. At Mai Dentistry, we understand how your smile can impact your confidence. For that reason, we work to educate patients on the benefits of veneers and the different options available to patients. That way, patients have the info needed to make an informed choice.
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What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells placed over your teeth to cover up cosmetic issues. They’re typically made of porcelain or resin composite material. When correctly fitted and shaped to your mouth, veneers look like your natural teeth.
People typically opt for veneers when they want to address issues like:
- Stained teeth that don’t improve with teeth whitening
- Teeth that are worn down or chipped from wear and tear
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps or uneven spacing in the front teeth
Veneers may not be the best option if you have problems like:
- Teeth with gaps too large to cover with veneers
- Advanced tooth decay
- Teeth worn down by constant grinding
How Does it Work?
There are several steps involved in getting veneers placed on your teeth. First, you come to Mai Dentistry for a comprehensive oral exam. Our dentist assesses your teeth during the visit to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers.
Once they decide you’re eligible, our dentist then takes molds of your teeth. Those casts get sent to an off-site lab. There they fabricate a model of the final veneer result. After viewing the model, you can approve the look and give the ok for the dentist to start preparing your veneers.
During the initial procedure, your dentist removes a small layer of enamel. That improves the fit of the veneers. Once that’s done, the dentist provides you with temporary veneers to cover your teeth until you receive your permanent set.
After Mai Dentistry receives your new veneers, the dentist removes your temporary veneers before placing the permanent veneers on your teeth. They make sure the veneers fit correctly and feel comfortable before cementing them on permanently.