Dental veneers are thin shells made from dental porcelain that are bonded to the visible surfaces of teeth to correct a range of cosmetic dental concerns. Veneers are sometimes called "instant orthodontics" because they can correct the same cosmetic problems as orthodontic treatment.
What Do Dental Veneers Fix?
Veneers can address and fix the following issues:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Tooth crack or chips
- Teeth staining and discoloration
- Minor teeth misalignment, etc.
How Do Dental Veneers Work?
If your teeth are stained, chipped, or otherwise damaged, then dental veneers may be the best treatment option for you. Dental veneers cover the front surface of your teeth with a thin layer of porcelain. They are custom-made to match the natural color of your teeth. As a result, they conceal any imperfections without looking fake.
The dental veneer process begins with a consultation. During your consultation, the dentist will examine your teeth and take X-rays. The dentist will then talk with you about your treatment options and answer any questions you might have.
Before beginning treatment, the dentist will clean your teeth. Then, he will remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for the veneers and to ensure that the veneers don't affect your bite. Since enamel does not grow back, it is important to remove as little enamel as possible while also ensuring that the veneers fit comfortably. The dentist will then take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental lab.
Until the permanent veneers arrive from the lab, the dentist will place temporary veneers on your teeth. Once the permanent veneers are ready, the dentist will remove the temporary veneers, etch and prepare the teeth, and cement the permanent veneers by hardening the adhesive using a special light.
At Finesse Dental Care, we offer no-prep dental veneers that require no tooth preparation or removal of dental enamel.
What Are the Benefits of No-Prep Veneers?
One of the biggest benefits of no-prep veneers is that the process requires no anesthesia as it causes little to no pain or discomfort. Also, because the process does not require the removal of any tooth enamel or gum tissue, patients experience no bleeding during the procedure. Besides, since no dental enamel is removed, it doesn't affect the integrity or strength of your tooth.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Finesse Dental Care, call (805) 410-9324 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist Thousand Oaks, CA at 860 Hampshire Rd., Suite E, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361.