Dental veneers are one of the most affordable and effective methods to correct cosmetic issues with your teeth. When applied correctly, veneers have a very natural appearance, covering teeth in a thin layer that looks indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Is a veneer right for me?
– If your teeth have been damaged by decay or chipped by physical injury. Veneer shells go on over damaged areas to correct problem areas and prevent further decay or damage.
– If you have gaps between your teeth that do not respond well to braces, veneers can be used to correct the gap.
-If you have misshaped or crooked teeth that have grown incorrectly, veneers can be used to cover problem areas at a lower cost than other methods.
– If your teeth have been permanently stained or do not respond to professional whitening, veneers can offer a cost effective solution to cover problem areas.
Not all dentists provide the same level of service and care when dealing with veneers. Choosing a dentist like Dr. Carroll, who has many years of experience in placing and forming veneers properly, will ensure the best results.
Dr. Carroll will take the time to listen to your goals for the veneer procedure, going through the details of the size, shape, shade and color of the veneer carefully so that it best achieves the natural look that is right for your mouth. Gaps in your teeth, misshapen & crooked teeth, chips, and even deep stains can all be discussed and addressed in your veneer consultation.
The Procedure of getting Veneers
Veneers are very thin, (about the thickness of a fingernail) and are custom made to fit over your existing teeth. Once they are bonded in place, veneers become extremely strong. The process of getting veneers is minimally invasive and fast compared to many other cosmetic procedures. After an initial consultation, your teeth will be prepared and impressions of your teeth will be sent to a laboratory that specializes in creating the design for your new smile that you and your dentist have agreed on. When the veneers are ready, they will be checked for proper fit & appearance, and then attached to your teeth securely.
Your new smile will look custom fitted and natural in your mouth; as durable as your old teeth and even more stain resistant. You can expect to go through the following steps when you undertake this process.
Step 1: During an initial consultation with your dentist, it is important for you to explain what your goals for the procedure are. Mention any and all cosmetic issues that you are experiencing, your dentist will work with you to address each of these. Your dentist will examine your teeth and may take x-rays or impressions of your teeth to make a full assessment. Dental veneers can be used to correct a variety of issues, so your dentist will explain the results that you can expect from the procedure, as well as any limitations.
Step 2: Your dentist will prepare your teeth for their new veneers by removing a very small (approximately 0.5 millimeter) layer of enamel from the surface of each tooth. The amount removed from your teeth will be replaced by the layer of veneer when the procedure is complete. Your mouth may be numbed with local anesthetic for the enamel removal process. Once the removal is complete, your dentist will make a new impression of your teeth so that the lab that makes the veneers can fit them exactly to your mouth.
Step 3: The design for your custom veneers will be created in a lab. The veneers will be designed to fit perfectly on top of your now-prepared teeth, and will address the cosmetic issues that you and your dentist discussed during the initial consultation. When they are ready, you will come back into the dentist so that the veneers can be securely bonded to your teeth. For each tooth, the lab created model will be carefully checked against its installation location to ensure that it fits properly, looks natural, and corrects any cosmetic issues that it should. The veneer color may be slightly adjusted (based on the shade of cement that is used to place it), and the shape of the veneer will be trimmed if trimming is needed to ensure a proper and natural fit.
Your teeth will be prepared for a final time to receive the veneers. They will be thoroughly cleaned & slightly etched so that the veneer cement adheres to them securely. Once the veneer has been perfectly set in place, your dentist will shine a light to activate the cement so that it hardens fully. Once all of the veneers have been bonded to your teeth, your dentist will evaluate your bite and make any necessary final adjustments. Your dentist may schedule a follow up visit after the procedure to ensure that your gums have responded properly to the new veneers.
We have some additional information about veneers on our site. If you are in the Marietta area, click here: Veneers in Marietta. If you are coming from Symrna or Vinings you can find additional information here: Veneers in Smyrna and Vinings.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Carroll for many years. He and his staff are Top Notch in service and how they have handled my Dental care. I highly recommend his services to anyone.
Mar 20, 2015
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