A veneer is made out of thin pressed ceramic (porcelain) material used to recreate the natural size, shape, color, and function of your front teeth. They are similar to crowns but much more conservative and can be used to correct the gaps and crookedness between teeth, any chipping, discoloration, and wear. Veneers are considered a cosmetic treatment since they are usually performed to improve appearance of your teeth. At Clear Dental Studio in Broomfield, we specialize in veneer application and can equip you with a set of stunning, effective veneers.
The process of veneers are similar to a crown. Local anesthetic is administered so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Your dentist should make sure you are completely comfortable in the chair. In general, the procedure takes about an hour but can take longer depending on how extensive the cavity or fracture is.
Before preparing the teeth, impressions are taken and sent to the lab for a model wax-up. This model will demonstrate and propose your final smile design and help you achieve the goals that you desire.
Usually the veneer is a two-appointment process. (Preparation and Final Cementation)
Once the veneer is back from the lab, the dentist will make sure your veneer properly fits, and is adjusted to your original bite. The fit can be double checked by taking a radiographic x-ray before the crown is permanently cemented. Once it is permanently cemented you will be able to go back to chewing properly and flossing regularly in that area.
It is recommended after veneer placement that you wear an occlusal (mouth/night) guard to protect your veneers and prevent any damage. If you grind or clench your teeth you are at higher risk for breakage. Please consult with your dentist to see if an occlusal guard is best for you.
If you live in the Broomfield area and are in need of veneers or any other dental services, turn to Clear Dental Studio. Dr. Martha Ha and her team of dental specialists are known for performing exceptional dental work for the residents of the Broomfield area and can do the same for you! Whether you need cosmetic, restorative, preventative, or surgery-oriented dental services, the choice is Clear. Call now or book online to schedule an appointment at our office in Broomfield.