Over the last few decades, in large part to Hollywood letting one of their best kept secrets slip out, veneers have grown incredibly popular.
Veneer placement is a minimally invasive procedure which is not only pain-free but also affordable. Using thin pieces of porcelain, they are secured to the visible face of the tooth, improving both the patient's smile and the overall appearance of their teeth. Veneers can be tinted, sized, and shaped to match the natural teeth in the oral cavity. Veneer treatments can be applied to a single tooth or to multiple teeth and are typically held securely in place by an adhesive agent.
Any patient who worries about their appearance and frets about how their smile looks can greatly benefit from having veneers placed. For those who have questions and want to know more information, please come see us at Bonnie & Simone.
Tooth preparation for veneer placement begins with the uppermost layer of enamel being removed from the tooth to make room for the veneer placement. The layer removed is very thin, not even a fingernail's width in size and is necessary in order to make room for the veneer. If this is not taken care of, the teeth will feel overly thick to the patient and could cause problems.
A local anesthetic will be relied upon to keep the patient comfortable and relaxed throughout the length of the procedure. After the tooth is prepared, molds are made so we can demonstrate to the patient how they will look once placed.
Recovery Period Following Veneer Placement
Patients will need two separate appointments so veneers can be properly secured to their teeth. During the first appointment, the oral cavity is prepared for the placement appointment. We will work to tint the veneers so they match the patient's other teeth. Then we will remove the outer layer of enamel and make sure there is enough room for the veneer to be placed.
Once the veneers have been secured to the teeth very little can be done to adjust how they look. That is why it is very important that patients consider the molds and agree with how the veneers should be placed. It is important once veneers are in place that patients watch what they eat to allow the veneers to fully adhere. If they eat hard vegetables or chew ice right away it can cause the veneers to break off.
If you're interested in finding out more about veneers come to see us at the office for a consultation to determine if veneers would be a good fit for your treatment needs. Our location is in Norfolk, VA. Patients can also reach us by phone at this number: (757) 540-1028. Give us a call today.