Dental Veneers Treatments at our Bend Office
A beautiful smile is an asset everyone wants to own and preserve. It boosts confidence and makes a person more approachable. The shape, color, size, and alignment of front teeth are key to a good-looking smile. When there is even a minor error in teeth, the smile may not look the best. Cosmetic dentistry has solutions to such esthetic problems of teeth. Dental veneers or porcelain veneers as they are well known are one of the widely used dental components to reshape teeth and beautify smiles. These thin shells can create wonders for patients. At our Bend office, our dental professional makes the best use of porcelain veneers to fulfill smile desires of patients.
Dental veneers – What you should know?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells which are bonded over the front surface of teeth. The dentist mostly considers the visible front teeth for smile beautification. When these natural teeth have chips or crack the smile may look less pleasing. Dental veneer treatment is planned to reshape the teeth such that the smile looks more appealing. The veneers are made of porcelain which is a material that can reflect light very well. The material looks natural which is one of its major advantages. They are designed to be strong and withstand bite forces.
What veneers can do?
Several teeth errors can be masked by dental veneers. The shells are bonded over the front surface of teeth to neatly reshape the teeth and mask the errors. Following are some of the teeth errors that are treated by dental veneers.
- Minor misalignments
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
The porcelain veneers can bring about drastic changes in the appearance of teeth. It is truly a wonderful component of cosmetic dentistry that can redefine the way a person smiles.
Dental veneers treatment
The first consultation will involve a thorough examination of the teeth. Tooth decay and gum problems may have to be cured before going ahead with the treatment. The dentist sets a treatment plan and explains to patients how the smile can be transformed. On approval, the teeth are prepared using special dental instruments. This is where a small amount of enamel layer of teeth is removed. This is to give space for bonding dental veneers. Local anesthesia may have to be used to make the treatment painless. Impressions of teeth are taken and temporaries are prepared at our office. These are made of acrylic and are delicate when compared to porcelain veneers. The dentist instructs patients on how to care for temporaries until the permanent ones get fabricated in the lab. During the following visit, the dentist removes temporaries and bonds the permanent ones in place.