Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very tough porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic material. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and perfect new surface. It improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth instantly.
To begin, you will need a consultation with the fully-trained staff at Jefferson City Dental Care. Before you come in for your appointment, think about what you don’t like about your smile and determine how you want it improved. Veneers may not be your best option. Other cosmetic dental procedures, such as crown placements or dental implants, may be a better fit for the characteristics you wish to change.
Porcelain veneers repairs minor to moderate troubles, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. They fill gaps and can be used to lengthen or shorten teeth.
Your dentist will also discuss both types of veneers: “traditional” and “prepless.” Before a traditional veneer is put on the tooth, the dentist first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this technique is irreversible.
The second method is called “no-prep” or “prepless.” With this type, enamel removal is generally not required. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible. However, this protocol has specific criteria.
Moreover, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.
Your dentist will help you evaluate your unique needs and counsel you on how to reach your goals. Once you and your dentist have created a dental plan, we will work with a laboratory and dental team to closely monitor the process.
If you do not have a cosmetic dentist, we invite you to visit our extraordinary practice at 3551 Amazonas Dr in Jefferson City. Dr. Justin Johnson is a celebrated smile makeover artist. Call 573-634-2400 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.
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