Makeover Veneers: What They Are and How They’re Applied

Posted by Dr. Soto Apr 14, 2022

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Are you unhappy with your smile and looking for a convenient way to conceal its imperfections? Ever heard of dental veneers? They could be worth a shot.

Keep reading to get an idea of what dental veneers are, how they give your teeth an instant makeover, how they’re applied, and how you can maintain them.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-created, tooth-colored shells that are bonded directly to the front part of the teeth to improve their shape, size, color, or length. They are made of either composite resin material or porcelain.

Dental veneers are ideal for concealing the following cosmetic dental problems:

  • Peg-shaped lateral incisors
  • Cracks, chips, and craze lines
  • Dark, stained, or discolored teeth not addressed by professional teeth whitening
  • Minor misalignments
  • Misshapen or uneven teeth

How Are Veneers Applied?

To install your veneers, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a minute amount of enamel from their front part. This ensures your teeth fit inside your lip and bite properly once the veneers are bonded in place.

Your dentist will then let you choose a color from the shade card. They will guide you through picking a color that perfectly matches that of your natural teeth. Once you’ve selected a color, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth to ensure a precise fit. They will then send your impression to the dental lab. They will place temporary veneers to protect your teeth while the permanent ones are being made.

Once your permanent veneers are ready, your dentist will use a specialized material to adhere the veneers to your teeth.

Caring for Your Veneers

Another drawing card of dental veneers is that— unlike other dental appliances that need special care—they are quite easy to maintain. As long as you observe good oral hygiene, brush and floss carefully, chew gently, and see your dentist for routine check-ups and cleanings, you can ensure the longevity and preserve the pearly-white gleam of your veneers.

Dental Veneers in Plantation, Florida

At the dental office of Dr. Ernie Soto, veneers belong to the comprehensive suite of dental services we offer to live up to our commitment to helping people achieve beautiful, healthy smiles they once thought only celebrities can have.

Book your visit with Dr. Ernie Soto today! Contact our staff at (954) 368-6264. You may also fill out this form to send us an appointment request, and expect a call from our staff member to confirm your schedule.

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