Veneers make it incredibly easy to enhance a person’s smile without oral surgery. Veneers are extremely thin shells that are applied to the front surface of one’s teeth to mask noticeable defects and flaws. Because of their overall effectiveness and ease of use, veneers have quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today.
Veneers can correct some of the following issues:
- Spacing problems
- Misaligned teeth
- Worn down teeth
A person will often receive veneers when their natural tooth enamel becomes worn out and damaged. Some patients also receive veneers to correct issues with alignment, spacing and slightly crooked teeth. With veneers, a person’s smile can be noticeably improved, and their teeth will stand out for all the right reasons. This makes veneers an ideal cosmetic treatment for many patients.
At Hilltop Dental Studio, we construct our veneers from porcelain because of its natural look and excellent performance. This is a stain-resistant material that prevents the treated teeth from becoming discolored due to exposure to tobacco products or dark-colored beverages. All of our veneers are custom-made from models of the patient’s teeth. This helps to ensure that they look natural.
When applying veneers, we start by removing some of the patient’s natural tooth enamel. This is done to accommodate for the space that the veneers will require. Next, we thoroughly clean the teeth and treat them with an acidic etching gel. This etching gel will roughen the outer surfaces of the teeth so that the veneers can bond more easily. The veneers will then be applied to the teeth and secured with a dental adhesive. To care for their veneers, the patient should avoid abrasive toothpaste and hard-bristled brushes.
Many cosmetic dental issues can be addressed with natural-looking veneers. A visit to our practice will allow our experts to determine if you can benefit from veneers. You may call us at (540) 317-1139 to schedule an appointment.