Veneers represent one of the easiest methods for making dramatic improvements to the look of a person’s smile. They consist of thin, wafer-like shells that are applied on the front surface of one’s teeth in order to enhance their appearance, while also correcting noticeable flaws. Because of their versatility and simplicity, veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today. At SmileWorld Dental, we are proud to offer both composite and porcelain veneers.
There are many dental applications for veneers, such as:
- Making color adjustments
- Correcting misshapen and crooked teeth
- Repairing damaged and chipped teeth
- Adjusting tooth size and shape
Since veneers feature an ultra-thin design, they are almost entirely invisible once they have been applied. Anyone who sees them will just assume it is healthy, white tooth enamel. By using special materials in their construction, our veneers are stain-resistant, and they are not prone to discoloration by tobacco products or dark-colored beverages like coffee, wine or juice. If cared for and maintained properly, a set of veneers should last for up to ten years.
When a patient is receiving veneers, we start by shaving off a small amount of tooth enamel to ensure that the veneers will have an adequate amount of space. Next, etching gel is used to roughen the outer surfaces of the teeth so that the veneers will be able to bond more easily. The teeth will be cleaned, and the veneers will be applied to the surface. To secure the veneers, a dental adhesive will be used.
If you would like to learn more about veneers and how they can improve the look of your teeth, please call us at (209) 543-0555 to schedule an appointment.