The appearance of your teeth is essential for your self-esteem. People with broken, chipped, discolored, or decayed teeth hesitate to smile or speak confidently. Dental veneers offer the best solution to this problem.
Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells adhered to the front surface of your teeth to improve their aesthetics. They can be either resin-composite veneers or porcelain veneers. We bond them permanently to your teeth to improve their appearance. Although the primary function of veneers is related to aesthetics, they also serve restorative functions. They are the least invasive option for tooth gaps, stains, and chips.
Indications of Dental Veneers
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Gaps in the teeth
- Uneven color or discoloration
- Smaller than average teeth
- Unusually shaped or pointed teeth
How Do We Place Veneers?
- We conduct a detailed examination of your teeth to decide the type of veneer suitable for you.
- We remove a layer of enamel from the front and side portion of your tooth.
- We select the right shade of veneer that matches your adjacent teeth to make it look as natural as possible.
- We make an impression of your prepared tooth to send it to a lab where a veneer will be custom made to fit your tooth.
- We place a temporary veneer over your tooth in the meantime.
- We remove your temporary veneer and place the permanent one on your tooth.
- If the veneer does not fit right, we trim it to achieve a proper fit.
- We clean your tooth and bond the veneer if the fit is fine.
Benefits of Dental Veneer
- They look very natural
- Porcelain veneers are compatible with your gums
- They are resistant to staining
- They do not require much shaping as compared to crowns
- The process of getting a dental veneer is minimally invasive
- They are very durable
- Maintaining them is very easy
Aftercare of Dental Veneers
You need not do anything extra to take care of your dental veneer. Maintaining good oral hygiene through brushing, flossing, and using medicated mouthwash is enough to keep your oral cavity and veneer clean. Also, steer clear from having stain-causing food and beverages, such as tea, coffee, red wine, etc. Do not chew on hard food or pick anything with your teeth. Use a splint or retainer if you clench or grind your teeth during the night. Most importantly, do not try to open bottle caps or plastic bags with your teeth containing veneers.
Please reach out to Peak Family Dentistry in Chattanooga, TN, to consult with our dentist, Dr. Cathey. Please call Dentist in Chattanooga TN at (423) 899-1948 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.