Dental veneers are thin tooth-colored shells attached to the front side of your tooth to give it a more desirable look and improve your smile. Some of the problems that can be fixed by veneers include:
- Chipped teeth
- Uneven spacing or alignment
- Worn enamel
- Tooth discoloration
Fixing the veneers on your teeth is a straightforward process that can be completed at the dentist’s office in just three appointments. Here is everything each one of the appointments entails.
Appointment #1 – Initial Consultation
On the first appointment, your orthodontist will take you through a preliminary consultation to ensure you’re fit for the treatment. They will also explain the procedure and discuss alternative treatments to you. If you’re deemed fit and you agree to make veneers your treatment of choice, the orthodontist will listen to your goals and expectation before starting the procedure.
Appointment #2 – Actual Procedure
Depending on your schedule and your orthodontist’s program, the procedure can be performed on the first or second appointments.
Its first involves removal of a thin layer of enamel from the tooth being repaired. This layer is usually of the same thickness as the shell replacing it.
Next the orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth alignment and send them to the lab where your veneer will be designed.
Appointment #3 – Fixing the veneer
On your final appointment, your tooth will be roughened in preparation for the veneer. Special cement will be applied on the inside surface of the veneer before being placed on the tooth. A high-intensity light is sometimes used to cure the chemicals in the cement and strengthen the bonding.
Get your veneer treatment
Fix your smile today by receiving veneers from your local dentist in Alhambra. L. Andrew Mutch, DDS is a dental care center in Alhambra that offers veneers and several other corrective dental treatments. We invite you to call us today at 626-282-2552 for inquiries about our services.