Veneers are very thin shells made out of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the surface of your teeth. Veneers can change the appearance of your teeth in shape, size, or color, hiding imperfections like chips, cracks, and tooth discoloration. Also called dental laminates, veneers add strength to the tooth structure.
Veneers can cover and fix a variety of cosmetic dental problems, including:
Many people choose veneers to improve the overall appearance of their smile. Veneers can give you a classic Hollywood smile with straight, white, uniform teeth without orthodontic treatment or extensive dental work.
When you visit Caspian Dental Center, Dr. Rastegari addresses your cosmetic concerns and analyzes your smile. If you’re hesitant about getting veneers, she can create a diagnostic mock-up with cosmetic imaging to show you exactly how these wafer-thin shells can transform your smile into one you’ll love to show off.
During this initial consultation, Dr. Rastegari may also want to discuss your cosmetic goals and budget. While veneers can be made out of composite resin, she advises opting for porcelain. This beautiful and durable material is stain resistant, so you never have to worry about discoloration from food and beverages.
It typically takes at least two visits to place veneers. During your first appointment, Dr. Rastegari removes a small portion of enamel from each tooth to make room for its new veneer. This step helps ensure that your veneer looks natural next to the rest of your teeth, rather than bulky.
Next, Dr. Rastegari takes an impression of your tooth to help create an accurate model for your veneer. The veneer fabrication process usually takes about two weeks, during which time she may fit you for a temporary veneer to protect your tooth.
When you return to the office for your final appointment, Dr. Rastegari cements the veneer in place and cures it with a special light. Veneers not only improve the appearance of your teeth, they also protect the front of your teeth from further damage. To learn more, call Caspian Dental Center or schedule an appointment online.