Veneers represent one of the best treatment methods for making immediate improvements to a person’s smile. They consist of thin, wafer-like shells that are placed over the surface of one’s teeth as a way of correcting noticeable flaws and enhancing their appearance. Due to their amazing simplicity and versatility, veneers are quickly becoming a preferred cosmetic dental treatment option for both patients and dentists alike.
Veneers provide a wide variety of cosmetic dental applications, such as:
- Making color adjustments
- Correcting misshapen or crooked teeth
- Repairing chipped or damaged teeth
- Adjusting the size of teeth
One of the best features of veneers is their ultra-thin design that makes them virtually invisible to others. Because they are built using stain-resistant materials, veneers are not prone to discolorations caused by tobacco products or dark beverages such as coffee and wine. If cared for properly, a set of veneers should last for up to ten years. At Irving Dental, we offer options for both porcelain and composite veneers.
The first step when applying veneers is to shave off some of the enamel of the teeth that are set to receive treatment. This is done to make room for the veneers. Next, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and treated with etching gel. This roughens the surface of the teeth and helps the veneers bond properly. Once the teeth have been prepared, the veneers will be carefully applied and secured using a dental adhesive. The dentist will make sure that the veneers have been properly attached before providing the patient with important instructions on caring for their new veneers.
If you would like to learn more about veneers and how they can enhance the look of your teeth, please call us at (972) 587-9277 to schedule an appointment.