Veneer Basics: What They Are and How They’re Made

Veneers are wafer-thin teeth covers that are usually made from porcelain or composite resin material. They are placed on top of the teeth’s surface to correct common and simple dental problems such as discoloration, gaps, and uneven shape.

One great advantage of veneers over other cosmetic treatments is their short treatment time. Patients can literally step into their Lincroft dental clinic in the morning and step out in the afternoon with a more beautiful and healthier looking set of teeth.

Veneers are also very versatile. Besides being able to correct simple problems like discoloration and stubborn stains, dental veneers are also perfect for covering up a tooth that has gone through a root canal treatment. If you have a crack on the surface of your tooth or want to improve your teeth’s alignment, your Lincroft dentist can also solve these issues using veneers.

How Veneers Are Made

When you go to your dentist for veneers, he would need to take impressions of your teeth and send that information to a dental lab. In the meantime, temporary veneers may be placed on the surface of your teeth to immediately correct imperfections.

Once your permanent veneers arrive, your dentist will clean your teeth, remove a small layer of the enamel so that the veneer can fit perfectly on the surface, and then proceed with bonding the permanent veneers onto your natural teeth.

The bonding process involves repeated measuring and removal of the veneers just to make sure that your dentist gets the right fit. The proper color of the veneer can also be adjusted using the shade of the cement to be used for bonding.

Once all these details are confirmed and the veneer is on the right position, your dentist will permanently fix it on the surface of your teeth using the bonding cement and a special light beam to harden it. Final polishing, removing of any excess cement, and checking of your bite will also take place towards the end of the procedure.

If you would like to get cosmetic veneers or find out more about your other cosmetic dental options, please call Newman Springs Dental Clinic at 732-352-3903 and schedule an appointment today.

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