Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. At your North Conway dental office, veneers are often used for repairing chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, or to fill in a gap between two teeth. A dental veneer is a thin cover that adheres to a tooth. It improves the look as well as the shape of the tooth. Dr. Mulandi will discuss your options and help you choose the type of veneer that is best for you.
Why Choose Dental Veneers?
When you want an improved smile, veneers are a simple, solid option. A veneer is comprised of a thin layer that is placed over the visible, front portion of a tooth. A strong dental adhesive holds veneers in place so that they look like your natural teeth. This popular cosmetic dentistry treatment used to correct a wide range of dental problems including:
- Teeth that are badly stained and whitening efforts are ineffective
- Teeth that are chipped or worn down
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that are not shaped normally
- Uneven spaces or larger gaps between upper front teeth
Veneers are made of composite resin or porcelain. Dr. Mulandi can help you choose the best material to use. Each material has specific benefits.
All About Dental Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental veneers are custom-made to fit on a tooth. Some of the benefits of having porcelain veneers include:
- The material is strong and long-lasting
- They look natural
- Not as much natural enamel has to be removed to place a porcelain veneer
- They are resistant to stains
How are veneers placed?
To prepare the teeth, Dr. Mulandi removes a small amount of enamel. This is removed from the front and sides of the teeth. This step allows room for the veneer so that your teeth look natural. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression or mold is made of the tooth. At this point, he will choose a shade that will look natural with your other teeth.
The impression is used to make the dental veneer fit each tooth being treated. You may be given temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being crafted. When they are ready, Dr. Mulandi places the veneers on your teeth and makes sure they fit and the shape is correct. If any adjustments are needed, he will make them. Then, the teeth are cleaned, and the veneers are bonded to the teeth.
Before and After Veneers
Before you get dental veneers there are some things Dr. Mulandi will need to check. Both your teeth and gums should be healthy. Any decay or disease will need to be effectively treated before placing veneers. If you clench or grind your teeth, you may not be a good candidate for veneers. However, in some cases, you may just need to wear a night guard at night to protect your teeth while you are sleeping. Dental veneers cannot be undone after they have been placed. This is because some of the natural tooth’s enamel is removed in the process. Over time, veneers can become loose. If this occurs, you will need new ones. Regular dental visits are vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
After you get dental veneers, avoid biting fingernails or chewing on hard objects like ice. Veneers can chip or break under too much pressure. It might take a few days to get used to the way they feel. However, later on, if your bite doesn’t feel right, it can be fixed. Remember to brush and floss every day to keep your teeth and gums in good condition.
Ask if cosmetic dentistry is right for you!
Do you think veneers may be a good cosmetic dentistry option for you? If you live in one of the neighboring towns of Intervale or Redstone, we welcome you to call our office in North Conway to schedule a consultation. Dr. Mulandi can determine if dental veneers are your best treatment option, and also discuss other options with you. Call today and let us improve your smile and confidence.