Dental veneers have been used predominantly to make changes to the aesthetics of the smile and restore teeth that have suffered minor damage. They are wafer-thin restorations made from dental-grade ceramic or composite resin. They are well-known for their simple structure and procedure needed to bond to the teeth.
What are the Applications of Veneers?
Veneers can be used to restore the following types of oral conditions:
- Chipped teeth
- Extremely worn-out teeth
- Excessively spaced teeth
- Naturally misshapen teeth
- Teeth with exposed root surfaces due to a receding gum line
- Severely discolored teeth
- Cracked teeth
Why Should You Choose Veneers?
- Veneers offer excellent durability and strength despite their thin structure
- The material used to make veneers can be customized to a great extent to mimic the color, texture, contour, and overall appearance of your natural teeth, which helps them visually blend in with the tooth.
- The tooth preparation phase for veneers is quite simple. It doesn’t involve the removal of a lot of material from the tooth, thereby allowing you to retain most of the natural tooth tissues.
- Veneers are long-lasting, provided you follow the aftercare instructions and avoid unhealthy oral practices.
- Veneers strengthen the teeth, restore their shape, and also enhance their aesthetics, all in one go.
- In most cases, getting a veneer would require no more than two visits to the dentist’s practice. If you prefer CEREC restorations, the veneer can be placed on the same day as the initial consultation.
What is the Procedure for Placing Veneers at Troy Ha, DDS?
When you visit our practice at Long Beach, CA for the first dental consultation, our team will thoroughly screen your mouth and determine the severity of your oral condition. It will help us decide whether veneers are a suitable treatment for you. We will clean your teeth thoroughly and remove a thin layer of enamel to accommodate the veneer. We use a hand-held scanner to create a digital impression of your tooth, which will be used as a reference for fabricating the veneer as well. Meanwhile, we will place a temporary veneer on the tooth to protect the prepared surface.
During the following consultation, we will remove the temporary veneer and clean the tooth. Its surface will be roughened using an etching solution so that the veneer can bond well to the tooth. We use dental adhesives to bond the veneer, which will be hardened using a curing light. The veneer will be polished and a bite test would be taken to ensure the restoration isn’t causing any discomfort.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at our Long Beach, CA office to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (562) 432-9883 or schedule an online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.