Sometimes, people have minor misalignments or spacing issues with their front teeth that can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry treatments. One of the most common cosmetic treatments for these issues is porcelain veneers. These thin shells of tooth-colored material fit over the front of the teeth to conceal various aesthetic imperfections. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced, or crooked teeth. At Advanced Dental Arts NW, the veneers are made of durable porcelain material resistant to stains and chipping while looking natural and beautiful on the smile. They can also be color-matched to the surrounding natural teeth for a flawless look.
The Procedure for Dental Veneers
Before veneers can be placed, a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the teeth is usually removed. This helps create space for the veneers and ensures a proper fit. The amount of tooth preparation is typically minimal, and local anesthesia may be used to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Once the teeth are prepared, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth. This impression will serve as a guide for the dental laboratory in creating your custom veneers. The dentist in Portland, OR may also take detailed measurements and shade matching to ensure the veneers blend naturally with your other teeth.
The dental laboratory uses the impression and other information provided by the dentist to fabricate your veneers. The veneers are typically made from materials such as porcelain or composite resin. Once the permanent veneers are ready, the dentist will place them on your teeth to evaluate their fit, appearance, and bite alignment. Any necessary adjustments can be made at this stage to ensure a precise fit and optimal esthetics.
The Advantages of Dental Veneers
Veneers can dramatically enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile. They can address various cosmetic concerns, such as stained or discolored teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, misaligned or crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and worn or uneven tooth surfaces. Veneers can give you a natural-looking, bright, and symmetrical smile.
One of the significant advantages of veneers is the positive impact they can have on your self-confidence. By enhancing the appearance of your teeth and smile, veneers can help you feel more confident and comfortable in social and professional settings.
Veneers resist staining, making them a long-lasting solution for maintaining a bright and beautiful smile. They are typically made of porcelain, a material highly resistant to discoloration from common staining agents such as coffee, tea, and tobacco.
Veneers offer several advantages in improving the appearance of your teeth and smile. To learn more about dental veneers contact Advanced Dental Arts NW at 1316 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97201, or call (503) 235-0555.