A Clear Look at Veneers Placement

Veneers are thin shells dentists attach to your teeth to improve your smile and dental look. Most veneers are made from porcelain or resin-composite materials. Veneers are tooth-colored, making them nearly unnoticeable. They can treat conditions like broken, chipped, stained or uneven teeth. You can get one or several veneers, but most people get between six to eight veneers to form an even, symmetrical look. Most people apply veneers Pomona on the top front eight teeth. It is easy to take care of your veneers because you brush and floss them like your natural teeth.

What happens before veneer placement?

Before the veneer placement day, you will have an appointment with your dentist. The dentist will perform an X-ray to check the health of your teeth and look for signs of tooth decay, gum infections, or the need for root canals. You may not qualify for veneers if you have any of these problems.

You will discuss your needs with your dentist if you are a veneer candidate. You will discuss the type of veneers suitable for your teeth and how many veneers you need to be placed. If your teeth are crooked or uneven, the dentist may suggest you wear braces before veneer application. 

You will schedule another visit to your dentist to get the correct sizing for your veneers. During this appointment, your dentist will trim down the affected teeth by about half a millimeter and then take an impression of your teeth. The dentist sends the mold to the lab to create your veneers. It takes one to two weeks for your veneers to be made. Your dentist will tell you the day you will have your veneers placed.

Procedure for veneers placement

On the veneer placement day, your dentist will evaluate the fit, shape, and color of your veneers to ensure they are perfect for you. The dentist then cleans your teeth thoroughly to keep bacteria from being trapped under your shells, causing decay. Using a grinding tool, the provider creates a rougher texture on the teeth veneers that are to be applied. The rough surface makes it easier for your shells to stick to your teeth. Your dentist then uses dental cement to bond veneers on your teeth and involves ultraviolet light to harden the cement quickly. The procedure lasts under two hours. The time you spend depends on the number of veneers being applied.

What happens after the veneer application?

You can eat and chew normally after your veneers have been cemented. Sometimes, the veneers may feel rough immediately after application, resulting from extra cement. But it vanishes within several days of normal eating and brushing your teeth. If the veneers still have the spots after routine care, your dentist can eliminate them. If you take care of your veneers, they can last up to ten years, depending on the material used to design them.

Veneers are tooth-colored shells dentists attach to your teeth to improve your smile and dental look. It takes several appointments with your dentist to have them on. Schedule an appointment at Sethi Dental for veneer placement to correct your chipped teeth.