Thanks to modern technology in dentistry, nothing should stop you from getting the smile of your dreams. Whether your teeth are stained, cracked, crooked, or chipped, your dentist can help. If you only have minor teeth damage, your dentist can repair your smile with dental veneers.
Teeth veneers are thin tooth-colored shells bonded to the front of teeth to repair damage and improve their appearance. Your Easton dentist might recommend dental veneers to address:
Based on your condition, budget, and preferences, you can use the following type of dental veneers:
The dental veneer process is quick, affordable, and straightforward. If you’re considering veneers, you should begin by scheduling a consultation with our dentist to determine if you’re eligible for the treatment. During the consultation, the dentist will inspect your teeth, discuss your needs, and design a treatment plan to give you the kind of smile you want.
Once the dentist has established your candidacy for veneers, you’ll get an appointment for the procedure. The dentist will begin by shaving a small portion of the damaged tooth’s enamel at this appointment. It allows the veneer to fit perfectly and give the tooth a natural appearance.
Next, the dentist will make impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab to customize your veneer. A temporary veneer places to protect the tooth while waiting for the customized veneer.
Once ready, the dentist will call you for the fitting procedure. The dentist will remove the temporary veneers and test the permanent veneer’s shade, shape, and fit. If everything is as expected, the dentist will bond the veneer on your tooth using a stronger dental cement.
Following a dental veneer procedure, it’s normal to experience minimal sensitivity and soreness around the treated area. Fortunately, these effects should pass within a few days. Also, your dentist will give you a few tips to promote faster healing and extend the lifespan of your veneer teeth, including:
Dental veneers will serve you for many years with proper oral care and habits. Porcelain veneers typically last for about 10 – 15 years, while composite veneers only last 5 – 7 years.
Over time, your veneers can get damaged or wear down, making your tooth susceptible to decay and other damage. If your veneer isn’t in perfect condition, it’s time you contact your dentist for a replacement.
Contact Maple Tree Dental to book your appointment today for more information about dental veneers in Easton, PA.