Dental veneers are made from thin layers of porcelain or composite material which are made to look natural and be applied to the front surfaces of a patient’s teeth. This cosmetic treatment is an excellent solution for covering cracks, chips, uneven tooth edges, stains, gaps between teeth, pits, and for correcting teeth which appear smaller than the teeth surrounding them.
When veneers are going to be used, the tooth must first be prepared. The tooth will be cleaned, and a small layer of the enamel will be removed down to make room for the veneer. This ensures that the veneer lies flush with the surrounding teeth. An impression of the tooth will be made and sent to a lab where the veneer will be custom made to fit the patient’s mouth exactly. A temporary veneer is often placed on the tooth to protect it between visits. During the second visit, the permanent veneer will be bonded to the person’s tooth using a special adhesive. The veneer will then be buffed to ensure it looks natural and fits flush with the other teeth.
This procedure can provide an excellent solution because veneers can be employed to change the look of your smile which will look beautiful and healthy. This option looks like natural teeth, there is no need for surgery, and the recovery time is minimal. Since the veneers are designed to color-match your teeth, no one will be able to tell that you have undergone a cosmetic dental procedure. An added benefit is that veneers are also made from a stain-resistant material. This helps them remain white and bright, even if when consuming a favorite beverage like a cup of coffee. Dr. Hambarchian is an expert in the application of veneers and can utilize them to transform any smile.
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