West Linn, OR
Although cases of damaged, broken, or chipped teeth are common, not all of them are significant enough to require an entire crown or onlay treatment to be fixed. Veneers, which are custom-made covers that are placed over the visible part of teeth, can easily restore the smile of a person who has suffered from minimum tooth damage or a broken tooth. At ZenTech Dentistry, we understand how smiles contribute to our visual appearance, and can help you obtain the one you deserve with this minimally invasive aesthetic solution.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells that are fused to the front surfaces of teeth to change their appearance. They can be used for a wide range of cosmetic adjustments, such as hiding gaps, overlaps, stains, and minimal to mild damage of a tooth. All veneers are handcrafted for each patient using sophisticated material that closely matches the look of natural dental enamel. Each case is different, thus a prior consultation in our office must take place in order to discuss if veneers would be the recommended option for you.
How Do Veneers Work?
Veneers are created by taking a mold of your teeth and sizing them to offer the exact amount of covering you want. They can even be used to make teeth look bigger or more symmetrical. Furthermore, patients have the option of matching the existing hue of their smile, or combining veneers with whitening to get a brighter, more dazzling shade.
In order to place veneers on a tooth, it is necessary to remove a small portion of it so that the veneers can better adhere and blend with the rest of your smile. While porcelain is the most common material for veneers, composite resin veneers may require even smaller amounts of enamel to be removed.
Benefits of Veneers
The advantages of this procedure are numerous thanks to the degree of customization they have, and how minimally invasive they are compared to other treatments in the market. Because veneers are applied to the front of the teeth, the dentist may tailor them to hide a variety of flaws.
In addition to their versatility, veneers are not difficult to place. Veneer placement usually takes from one to two appointments. They do not require any healing period, and patients will notice an instant change in the look of their smiles right after the process is completed.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Dental veneers, when properly cared for and maintained, can last many years - oftentimes, much longer than other choices. Veneers are made of a stain-resistant substance, and unlike teeth whitening, which requires periodic touch-ups, can keep their color for years. Furthermore, dental porcelain is durable enough that you may eat most of your favorite meals without any fear.
The smile is a letter of personal introduction. However, if you do not have a smile that satisfies you, you can always go to the appropriate treatments to obtain the look that you deserve. With veneers, we can achieve visible and fast progress, which is also long-lasting. If you want to know more about this treatment or want to make an appointment, here at ZenTech Dentistry, we will be happy to assist you. Contact us at today.