A veneer is a type of dental prosthesis (false tooth) that is widely used in cosmetic dentistry. Each veneer is designed to fit perfectly over one tooth, covering it up and replacing the front chewing surface of the tooth.
Modern porcelain veneers look and feel completely natural. Since they can be used to cover up the front surfaces of your teeth, they’re extremely versatile, and can be used to correct almost any cosmetic problem with your teeth.
After you’re approved for veneers, it will take 2 appointments over a period of a few weeks to have them placed. First, you’ll come to Riverside Tooth Co. to have your teeth prepared. Dr. Sandhu will clean and numb your mouth, and remove a thin layer of enamel from each tooth that is receiving a veneer. This must be done to make room for your permanent veneers.
After your teeth have been prepared, Dr. Sandhu will take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental lab. This is where your veneers will be made. You’ll be sent home with a set of temporary veneers, which will protect your newly-trimmed teeth.
In a few weeks, you’ll come back for your second and final appointment. Dr. Sandhu will remove your temporary veneers, check the fit of your permanent veneers, and then bond them into place. Then, your teeth will be buffed and polished, and you’ll be sent home with a brand new smile.
Veneers are very low maintenance. All you have to do is brush twice a day for two minutes, and floss once a day. You should also see Dr. Sandhu every six months to have your teeth cleaned and to get an oral exam.
You should avoid doing things that could damage your veneers or natural teeth, too. Don’t chew non-food objects or extremely hard foods (almonds, ice, etc.) with your veneers. Avoid using them as tools to do things like open packaging, and make sure you get a night guard if you grind your teeth.
If you are suffering from cosmetic issues with your smile, but you have a healthy mouth that is free of problems like tooth decay and gum disease and you do not have any major orthodontic issues, you’re likely a good candidate for veneers in Riverside.
To find out if veneers are right for you, schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Sandhu now. He can discuss your options for restoring your smile, and determine the best option for your particular case. Get started right away.