A great way to make instant changes to the look of a person’s smile is to apply veneers. Veneers are comprised of thin, wafer-like shells that are bonded to the front surface of a person’s teeth to enhance their appearance and to correct noticeable flaws. Because of their overall simplicity and versatility, veneers are on their way to becoming one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments.
Veneers provide a wide variety of dental applications, including:
- Making color adjustments
- Correcting misshapen or crooked teeth
- Repairing damaged or chipped teeth
- Adjusting the size of teeth
With their ultra-thin design, veneers are almost invisible to others. Once applied, they offer the appearance of healthy, white tooth enamel. Since veneers are constructed from stain-resistant materials, they are highly unlikely to become discolored because of exposure to tobacco products or dark beverages like coffee, wine or juice. When cared for properly, veneers should remain intact for up to ten years. At NK Family Dental, we offer both porcelain and composite veneers, as well as the Lumineers brand of veneers.
When applying veneers, we start by shaving off a small amount of tooth enamel on any tooth that is set to receive treatment. This is done to make space for the new veneers that will be applied. Next, we clean the teeth and use etching gel to roughen their outer surfaces. This will help the veneers bond with the teeth more easily. Finally, the veneers are carefully applied to the teeth and secured with a dental adhesive.