Sometimes veneers are the best option you can have. We can do a lot with a veneer. We can change the shape of the tooth. We can change the orientation. If a tooth is rotated, we can make it look straight with a very minimal amount of preparation on the tooth. Veneers are not as aggressive a procedure as say capping a tooth or crowning a tooth, where you go all the way around the tooth. Veneers go only on the front side of the tooth. They’re really good for people who’ve broken one tooth over and over and over again. We can do the veneer and you don’t have to keep having that rebonded back on. It makes that obsolete. I had a patient not very long ago. She had 8 veneers done. Her teeth were dark.
They were tipped back a bit and we can veneered all of them. The day that we were getting ready to put them in, she came in and she was rather sad. Well, she had lost her job that day. We put her veneers in and we went from sad to a smile like you wouldn’t believe. She beamed and she’s like, “Oh my gosh, this is beautiful.” I said, “I hope you like these.” She goes, “I’m going to do an interview tomorrow for a new job, so yes these are going to be great.” She cried. She cried. It was emotional time. It was a difficult time to loose her job and yet she came out of there feeling good about herself when she came in dogged sad that day. Just it was an incredible experience.
Do you have chipped or cracked teeth? Are you dealing with severe staining that teeth whitening doesn’t fix? Dental veneers from S&G Family Dentistry may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Let our team help you get the smile you deserve.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are molded to the size of your affected teeth. They are then bonded to the front of them to cover the cosmetic imperfections you are looking hide. Think of veneers kind of like fingernails for your teeth. They are an effective treatment for many types of cosmetic problems, and they are able to offer some restorative value as well.
What Do Dental Veneers Treat?
Veneers are beautiful for one. They turn out really good. The results can be really, really nice if done properly. What’s nice about veneers too is that they’re less destructive to the teeth, because to place them on you have to do some reshaping and re-contouring of teeth to make veneers fit or crowns fit. The crowns, you have to do a lot more work, so veneers are a lot less invasive type way to put a whole new face on the tooth. Very durable, very strong, and like I said, anymore the way that they make them and the way the labs can make them and the things they can do, they look really, really life-like and really nice. Most people that have veneers you wouldn’t really even know they had them. That’s our goal. We don’t want people to look and say, “Hey, nice veneers.” You want people to say, “Hey, you have nice teeth.” That’s our goal is to make things look natural, make things look good and so you’re comfortable with them.
Cracks – When you crack a tooth, you have compromised the structural integrity of the tooth in question. Besides the crack impacting your appearance, you are now in danger of your tooth cracking more or even breaking. A dental veneer will cover the crack, correct the cosmetic issue, and support your tooth. This keeps it safe from further damage.
Misshapen Teeth – Some teeth just aren’t shaped the way they should be. This is not a problem orthodontics can fix. Dental veneers can be shaped according to your preferences and simply cover up the misshapen tooth. This will correct the shape and improve the look of your smile.
Gaps – There’s no need to go through orthodontic treatment for an otherwise well-spaced row of teeth due to a small gap. Dental veneers can close that gap and give your smile the appearance you have been looking for.
Heavy Staining – Some people’s teeth are more susceptible to staining from food and drink, past tooth decay, or just genetics. Medications and diseases can also stain your teeth. Teeth whitening products (even professional ones) are sometimes ineffective in treating this kind of severe dental staining. Dental veneers are able to cover the stains with new, white tooth surfaces and return your teeth to a naturally bright appearance.
What Is the Dental Veneer Process?
Step #1 – You will meet with one of our doctors to determine together if dental veneers are the right option for you. If so, we will prep your tooth for the veneer. We will remove a small part of enamel from your tooth so that the veneer will fit perfectly. Because our e.max porcelain veneers are thinner than normal porcelain veneers, we can reduce the amount of enamel we need to remove.
We will take dental impressions to aid in making your custom dental veneer or veneers. While you wait for your permanent veneer, we will fit you with a temporary veneer. This is not fully bonded to your tooth, but it will help correct your appearance while you wait for your real veneer.
Step #2 – Your new veneer is finished and ready to be applied to your tooth. It will match the color of your teeth, so it won’t stick out in your smile. Dr. Schopper will artistically bond your veneer into place, and your new smile will be ready to go.