Veneers are tooth-colored shells crafted after natural teeth to cover up small imperfections such as chipped or cracked teeth and discolorations. Veneer placement is a straightforward procedure that can be offered by your dentist in a single office appointment.

To know if you need a veneer treatment, consider scheduling a consultation with your dentist to have your problem evaluated. If your case fits the method then you can prepare for a veneer.

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Stages of veneer treatment

First, your dentist removes a layer as thick as the veneer that will be used to replace it, from the enamel of the tooth being repaired.

Impressions of your mouth and teeth are then taken and sent to the lab where the veneer will be designed.

Upon receiving back your veneers, your dentist will make a few adjustments to the shells and teeth to ensure the fit is perfect and that your desired look is achieved. Your tooth will be roughened and polished to prepare it for the veneer. A special adhesive cement will be applied on the veneer before it is attached to the roughened surface.

A high-intensity may be used to strengthen the bond between the tooth and the shell.

How to care for your veneer

Protect your veneer from physical damage by avoiding exposing the repaired tooth to too much physical impact from, say, nuts, bones and shells. A damaged veneer cannot be repaired, only replaced.

Visit your dentist regularly for random checks and your hygienist at least twice a year for professional teeth cleaning.

Get your veneer treatment today

Fix your smile today by receiving veneers from your local dentist in Santa Ana. Santa Ana Magic Smile is a dental care center in Santa Ana that offers veneers and several other corrective dental treatments. We invite you to call us today at 714-835-6677 for inquiries about our services.