VENEERS AN OVERVIEW
Veneers are a versatile cosmetic solution to a range of aesthetic dental concerns.
Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells placed on the teeth that are made from highly durable dental that mimics natural tooth enamel. The material can be color matched to adjacent teeth or whitened to enhance the appearance of your smile. These are stain and decay resistant for long-term results. Patients enjoy natural looking teeth that are both functional and comfortable. Patients often forget they even have veneers after awhile, enjoying a beautiful, seamless smile.
Dental Veneers are used to treat:
- Gaps in between teeth
- Tooth discoloration considered resistant to whitening gels
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Reshape a misshapen tooth
It can be used to treat a single damaged tooth or placed on multiple teeth for a total smile makeover.
VENEERS WHAT TO EXPECT
Dr. Overholtzer will complete a thorough oral health exam and explain the entire process prior to the application of dental veneers. These are designed as a permanent dental restoration and require a stable and healthy bite for long-term success.
The veneer is like a shell that fits over the front and around the sides of the tooth. The veneer is designed for a comfortable and secure fit and is permanently bonded into place.
Dental veneers require proper preparation of the affected teeth. Any tooth that will receive a dental veneer will be prepped. Dr. Overholtzer will carefully remove as little of the tooth’s structure as possible to make space for the veneer to adhere and fit properly.
Once the teeth are prepared, Dr. Overholtzer will take digital molds of the teeth. These images are used to design the veneers. Skyline Family Dentistry uses CEREC technology to create customized high-quality dental veneers in-house. CEREC CAD/CAM technology uses digital imaging to create precisely fit and natural looking veneers in as little as one visit to our Bishop, CA area dentist office.
The custom designed veneers are permanently bonded to the prepared tooth using a special adhesive. Once the veneers are in place, patients are able to resume their normal diets and oral hygiene routines as before.
Routine dental care visits provide the opportunity to monitor the integrity of your dental restorations, making any necessary adjustments or repairs to keep your new smile looking great for as long as possible.