Veneers are a great alternative to invasive dental surgery and ongoing treatments to solve issues such as stained teeth, chipped teeth, and crooked teeth. While orthodontics is usually needed to solve severely crooked teeth, many of these issues can be solved with the relatively simple installation procedure of veneers.
Veneers are usually made of porcelain, which is resistant to stains and can add structural integrity to teeth in the process. Usually, dentists put veneers in patients in a three step process:
- Diagnosis and treatment planning: The dentist examines your teeth and determines what the best plan of action will be for your particular issue.
- Preparation. The dentist will lightly buff your teeth to prepare for the added thickness of the veneers and to ensure that they will adhere to your teeth. In most preparation procedures for veneers, about a half of a millimeter is removed from the tooth, and a local anesthetic is used. Usually, the dentist will take a mold of your teeth and send it away to have the veneers made exactly to fit your teeth.
- Bonding. Once your teeth are ready for the veneers, the dentist uses a kind of cement to bind the veneer to your teeth. Usually, the dentist will test different colors of cement to make sure that it will match the color of your teeth.
SouthEnd Dentistry performs many veneer installation procedures for many residents of Charlotte, North Carolina. The dentistry team at SouthEnd always tries to find the best, low cost, least invasive option to solve dental issues.
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