Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can be used to correct a variety of issues. In essence, a dental veneer is just that: a thin layer of porcelain custom made to match the desired shape and color and then permanently affixed to the outer side of the tooth. Dental veneers are a flexible and versatile treatment, which can be used to correct a variety of conditions and cosmetic issues:
- Teeth which have become discolored due to diet, coffee consumption, medications, or previous dental treatments
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Teeth with gaps between them
Typically the process of installing a dental veneer will require a minimum of two office visits: the first for a consult and the second to install the custom-made veneer. The process is fairly straightforward: after the veneer is made to match the desired shape and color, the tooth is reshaped to accept the veneer, which is then permanently attached to the tooth using a strong dental adhesive. The resulting veneer should last a lifetime with proper care.
Dental veneers are relatively quick and easy to install, generally with minimal discomfort to the patient. They’re often the best way to improve both your smile and your quality of life, and the team at Burgiss DDS is proud to bring their experience with dental veneers to bear in order to help you achieve your dental health goals.