Have you ever wanted to change the shape or size of your teeth, but never thought it was possible? Do crooked or discolored teeth make you think twice before smiling for a photo? With dental veneers, it is possible to transform your teeth and gain back the confidence that comes from a beautiful smile.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin shells that are glued to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. They can be made of porcelain or a resin composite material. Veneers can be recommended to help solve dental problems, such as:
- Discolored or heavily stained teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
- Worn down teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Before Dr. Sorkin recommends veneers, he will examine your teeth to make sure they are in good condition and are appropriate for the outcomes that you wish to achieve.
Dental Veneer Process
The first step involves reshaping the tooth surface to make room for the veneer. A model will then be made of your tooth which is then used to create the veneer in a lab.
When the veneer is ready, the dentist will place it on your tooth and adjust the shape to create a perfect fit. Your natural tooth will be roughened so the veneer can stick to it better. Next, the veneer is cemented into place and properly positioned. The dentist will then use a special light to harden the cement quickly.
Benefits of Veneers
When it comes to improving the appearance of your teeth, veneers can be an optimal choice for the following reasons:
- They look just like natural teeth
- Porcelain veneers are stain resistant
- They don’t irritate gum tissue
- Do not require special care
Our patients in Spotswood, New Jersey and the surrounding area have been delighted with the results they received from dental veneers. Not just because of how great they look, but also how happy it makes them feel about their smile. If you would like to see if veneers are a fit for your dental needs, please call our office for an appointment.