What Are Veneers?Veneers are made of porcelain or sometimes composite materials. They are thin shells that can fit over your existing teeth quite easily. Veneers are a great addition to restorative dentistry. Of course, we offer products that can fix one or two teeth at a time, but often people have problems with multiple teeth at one time. Veneers can cover all of your teeth, upper or lower. However, they are most commonly used for the front top teeth.
What Are Veneers Used For?Veneers can cover a lot of problems with your teeth. We can use veneers to repair teeth that may be broken, chipped or cracked. Placing veneers over your teeth can turn them from flawed to flawless in one step. You may have cracked a tooth because of an accident - like cracking open a nut with your tooth - or a sports injury, such as getting hit in the face with a softball.
Veneers can also cover teeth that have been discolored. You may have discolored teeth because you drink coffee, tea, or wine, or you use tobacco. Accidents and injuries can cause discolored teeth. Illness and medications can also cause tooth discoloration. Veneers are a perfect solution for discolored teeth.
The Benefits of VeneersOne of the best things about veneers is that they can fix multiple problems - all at one time. If you have a tooth that was cracked or chipped, and you also have discolored teeth, veneers can fix all of those problems in one step. Veneers are great for covering all of your tooth problems instead of you needing multiple procedures to fix a problem.
The Process of Getting VeneersHave you decided that you want to get veneers on your teeth? Come in and see us at Jillian Prather Family Dentistry as your first step. That way, we can see whether or not you are a good candidate. If you are a good candidate for veneers, the next step is to take impressions of your teeth, and we may also need to take x-rays.
We also will need to match the color of veneers to your skin and eye color. We want your veneers to match your face. Once your veneers come back, we will double check their color and fit. Then we will sand your tooth surface a little so that your veneers fit well. We will then cement them to your natural teeth, and then step back and allow you to admire your new, beautiful smile.