Correcting common teeth imperfections with veneers in Putney

Teeth can become damaged for a variety of reasons. Trauma may have caused them to become chipped or cracked. Medications or genetics can leave them yellow and unresponsive to whitening treatments. Even disease or decay can leave teeth brittle or broken. Veneers are a natural-looking and highly versatile way to cover these imperfections and completely makeover a patient’s smile. With veneers, Putney area patients can feel confident once again with the appearance of their teeth.

Veneers usually require three appointments: consultation, preparation, and placement.

Consultation

During the consultation appointment we will ask questions to help understand your goals and desires for the appearance of your mouth. We will examine your mouth to determine if you are a candidate for veneers and will go over the specifics of the procedure and you can ask any question you may have. X-rays and impressions can also be done during this appointment.

Preparation

Preparation for the veneers involves removing a microscopic layer of enamel from the tooth surface to allow room for the veneer. Models of your teeth are then created and sent off to the laboratory for fabrication of your veneer. This process usually takes a few weeks. Temporary veneers may be placed in the interim.

Placement

The first step in your placement appointment is to check for appropriate fit and colour. The veneers will be temporarily placed on the teeth and can be removed to trim and adjust the shade. Once the veneers are correct, your existing teeth will be prepared for placement. The teeth will be cleaned and then etched to allow the bond to adhere properly. Dental cement is used to apply the veneer to the tooth. The cement is cured with specialized light. Any excess cement will be cleaned from the teeth and your mouth will be examined one last time to allow for any final adjustments. Some patients may need to come back after a few weeks to make sure the gums are adjusting properly to the veneers.

You don’t have to live with unsightly teeth that are damaged or broken. With porcelain veneers, you can have your smile restored to its former beauty. To find out if you are a candidate for veneers, call us at Gentle Dental Putney.
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