What Are Dental Veneers? What Are the Advantages of Using Them?

What Are Dental Veneers? What Are the Advantages of Using Them?

Posted by Dr. Knaysi on Aug 3 2021, 11:02 AM

What Are Dental Veneers? What Are the Advantages of Using Them?

Veneers are paper-thin porcelain pieces that exactly replicate tooth enamel to give you a smile you might not have been able to attain naturally. When you smile, do you feel self-conscious? Do you hide your teeth in photos or social situations? Do you have teeth that are chipped, discolored, or spaced unevenly? If this is the case, dental veneers may be an excellent option for you. Veneers might help you regain your confidence by restoring your smile.

Advantages of Dental Veneers 

When compared to full dental crowns on the front teeth, one of the major benefits of dental veneers is that your dentist will only have to trim the front of your teeth minimally. With dental crowns, the front and back of the teeth must be drilled down for the crown to fit over the tooth like a hat.

Dental veneers provide many other benefits, including:

  • Crooked teeth are made to appear as straight teeth.
  • They protect the underlying tooth.
  • Enhanced look of your teeth.
  • A comparatively less invasive procedure.
  • Can last a lifetime 
  • More resistant to deterioration and discoloration than natural teeth
  • Easy to maintain
  • Durable and a viable enamel replacement
  • A quick fix for chipped or missing teeth, discolored teeth, etc.

Application of Dental Veneers

A consultation with your dentist is required before any work can be done to ensure that you are suitable for the procedure. Preparation may be required before the veneers may be put, depending on the state of your teeth. Your dentist may need to remove roughly half a millimeter of enamel to make space for the veneers to fit onto your teeth. 

Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth once they have been prepared and send it to a laboratory where the veneers will be made. You will need to return to the dentist for the veneers to be installed at another visit. Temporary veneers might be placed on the teeth in the meantime.

Once the veneers are ready, your dentist will examine the fit of your teeth and make any necessary modifications. Cleaning, polishing, and etching will be performed on your teeth. This final procedure roughens the tooth, allowing the veneers to adhere better, bonded to the teeth with a specific cement.

You may need to return to the dentist for a follow-up appointment to ensure that your gums are responding well to the veneers and that they are functioning properly.

Veneers are a good option for addressing unsightly teeth. And when you find a dentist you can trust, you'll be on your way to regaining confidence in your look. 

Get dental veneers from Dr. Knaysi, DDS, and his team of dental assistants at Henrico, VA. For more details and appointments call us at (804) 282-6005, book online, or visit us at 8921 Three Chopt Rd #304, Henrico, VA 23229. 


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