Dental Veneers have been around for decades and been improved for the past years to provide secure and effective restoration and cosmetic treatments. It can enhance and restore the teeth’s appearance, and function by coating weakened or damaged teeth by a material that can resemble its natural form and color. Apex Dental provide Dental Veneers service to patients who want to transform their damaged teeth to a more pleasing and functional smile.
What is a Dental Veneer?
A Veneer is a custom shell-like material adhered to the anterior teeth to provide treatment for damages, misshapen, or malformed teeth. Once a veneer is bonded to the front teeth it can change its form, shape, length, and size to achieve a perfectly aligned and natural looking front teeth. Dental Veneers are made from either porcelain or composite materials which can provide different properties. Porcelain veneers are known to be durable, and stain resistant and Composite Veneers are known to be cheaper and faster treatment.
How are Veneers Applied?
Porcelain Veneers requires a tooth preparation by removing a portion of the tooth’s enamel. A tooth impression is taken to be sent to a laboratory that will create a custom veneer which is specially made for the patient. While waiting for the permanent Veneer, a temporary one is placed on the site to protect the exposed enamel to make sure that any bacteria will not infect it. Once the porcelain veneer is ready, it is securely placed by using a composite adhesive that would easily harden with the aid of a curing light.
Composite Veneer application does not require tooth preparation by removing the portion of the enamel; it only uses an agent that can safely roughen the surface of the teeth. The roughened surface can secure the bond of the composite resin on the treated tooth. The procedure can be completed with a single dental appointment since the composite resin is directly placed on the teeth by layering and exposing it to a curing light for hardening.
How to Properly care for Dental Veneers
- Use a soft-bristled Toothbrush. Choosing the best toothbrush varies with the patient’s need, with dental veneers, a soft bristle toothbrush is advised to avoid any damage to the surface of the Veneer as well as the natural teeth’s enamel.
- Avoid Staining Foods and Beverages. The practice cannot only benefit the natural teeth but also veneers. Composite veneers are not stain-resistant which means that it can also stain when exposed to staining foods or beverages like coffee, wine, candies, and berries. For stained composite veneers the dentist advises replacing it with teeth whitening won’t work.
- Avoid biting down on Hard Objects. Avoid biting hard foods as well as using your teeth as a tool for opening food packets and even bottles. Veneers can still chip or damaged without proper care and hygiene especially if used as tools.
- Practice good oral hygiene. For the maintenance of the teeth’s cleanliness and health, it requires proper brushing, flossing, and mouth rinsing which also goes to the care of Dental Veneers. Veneers are resistant to decay, but the areas that are exposed are still vulnerable which is why dental hygiene is essential for the prevention of tooth decay and maintenance of dental veneers.
If the prevention of specific dental condition is unavoidable, restoration treatments are available to repair damaged teeth. Dental Veneer is known to be a conservative option in restoring the appearance and function of damaged teeth that requires little to no teeth preparation.
Bring out your best smile with Dental Veneers in Wesley Chapel, book your appointments with Apex Dental! Call us at (813) 358-6808 so that you will experience outstanding results to make your teeth naturally beautiful and healthy.