Veneers at Rose Dental Associates
Porcelain Veneers in Albany, NY
Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Little or no anesthesia is needed. Veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than bonding, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking.
Veneers are usually made by a dental lab technician working from a model provided by your dentist. Veneers are usually irreversible because it`s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.
Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider porcelain veneers.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers offer a simple way to change the appearance of one tooth or all of them. At Rose Dental Associates, your Albany, VA, family dentists, share some information about veneers.
Veneers hide imperfections
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth. Although they're no thicker than a fingernail, veneers easily conceal a range of dental flaws, including:
- Slight gaps between teeth
- Discolorations due to tetracycline use, large fillings or root canals
- Crooked or oddly shaped teeth
- Short teeth
- Whitening your smile is easy with veneers
Eating and drinking brightly colored foods, such as coffee, tea, wine, cola, popsicles, and berries can stain your teeth. Although teeth whitening can improve the appearance of your smile, the results must be touched up occasionally, and whitening may not lighten your teeth quite as much as you expected. Veneers provide long-lasting results and allow you to choose the shade of white you prefer.
The veneer process only takes two appointments
After your initial consultation, you'll only need to return to the dentist's office twice to receive your new veneers. During the first appointment, your dentist will file the front of your tooth slightly. This step is essential and ensures that your veneer doesn't feel bulky. After your tooth is filed, your dentist makes an impression of your teeth. A dental laboratory uses the impression to create a veneer that will fit your tooth perfectly. It usually takes about two to three weeks to create veneers. Until it's ready, you'll wear temporary veneers.
When your new veneers arrive, you'll return to the office. Your dentist will attach the veneer and check the fit. After any necessary adjustments are made, your veneer will be permanently attached to your teeth with dental cement and cured with a special light.
For more information on Porcelain Veneers, call Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY at (518) 456-7673!