Veneers are used in dentistry to close gaps or correct small misalignment’s. They also used as a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness of their teeth and to straighten their smile. This procedure is becoming more popular than crowns because crowns cover the whole tooth, which is the opposite of veneers. Brooksville residents may be interested in veneers but what is the procedure like?
Typically, for a patient who is interested in a veneer procedure, it will take approximately three appointments. One for diagnosis, one for the treatment planning, and one more day for the actual application. Planning will help determine the the purpose of the veneers; Brooksville residents can have an input from their dentist and also communicate the reasoning and expectations of the veneers.
Once the consultation period is over and the veneers are being made, then a patient will actually go in for the procedure. First, the patient’s teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the additional thickness of the veneers. Brooksville patients usually have about half of a millimeter removed from teeth the veneers are going to be applied to. This process may require local anesthetic to be accomplished. After the tooth is prepared, the dentist bonds and sculpts the material onto a patient’s teeth. The application process is different depending on if the veneer is made out of ceramic or composite material.
Now that the veneers are made and they are getting ready to go on you teeth, the aesthetic quality of the veneers are changed. After everything fits by shaping, the color of the veneer is changed to match that of the patient’s natural enamel. Veneers cannot be altered after they have been cemented. Cement is applied to the tooth and the veneer then is hardened with a light beam.
Once the veneers are applied, it is common for teeth to change in size and shape. It is common to have a follow up visit with your dentist.
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