When you smile, your teeth are one of the most prominent features. How your teeth look can have a major impact on the quality of your smile. Even the most seemingly insignificant flaws can have a serious effect. Not only can flaws affect your smile, but they can also impact your confidence and how others see you. Harmony Dental can eliminate flaws in your teeth, enhancing the beauty of your smile, with veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment used to treat minor flaws in your visible teeth. This treatment involves the use of thin, shell-like restorations that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to effectively cover over the imperfections. With veneers, we can completely transform the appearance of affected teeth, which helps to greatly enhance the quality of your smile.
What Can Veneers Fix?
Veneers can help to treat some different flaws in your teeth, including
What are Veneers Made From?
Veneers are typically made from either composite resin or porcelain. Both materials blend in with the color of your natural teeth and are biocompatible, meaning they will not irritate your gums. Composite resin is the more affordable material, but porcelain is more popular. Not only is it tooth colored, but it also reflects light like your natural tooth enamel. This aids in providing a more natural appearance. Porcelain is stronger and has a longer lifespan. Where composite resin lasts 7 to 10 years, porcelain can last 15 years or longer. Porcelain is also stain resistant. Where composite resin is porous and can stain, porcelain can resist stains better than your real teeth.
How are Veneers Placed?
Veneers require two appointments. During your first appointment, we prepare the affected teeth and take impressions. Preparing the teeth is done under a local anesthetic, which ensures you do not feel any pain as we remove a small portion of the tooth enamel from each tooth. This is necessary to ensure that your veneers sit naturally and comfortably in place, avoiding a bulky, unnatural appearance. Next, we take an impression, which is sent to our dental lab. The lab designs and creates your custom veneers. At your second appointment, we check their fit for comfort and bite and bond them to the front surfaces of your teeth.
Veneers provide many significant benefits. These include
Veneers can completely transform the appearance of your teeth, improving the beauty of your smile and boosting your confidence.
Call Harmony Dental at (541) 246-3250 for more information.