How Are Veneers Applied?

April 4, 2019 Kalamazoo Smiles

Veneers Dentist Kalamazoo, MIHave you ever considered porcelain veneers?

Veneers are an easy and effective way to repair chipped, stained, or cracked teeth.

They can transform your smile in one simple procedure. If you’re thinking about getting porcelain veneers, our cosmetic dentist can help.

Read on to learn more about the veneers procedure and what you can expect.

Initial Consultation

If you have ever felt embarrassed about your smile, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with our veneers dentist. Our dentist will be able to evaluate your teeth, gums, jaws, and oral health history to determine what cosmetic dentistry options are right for you.

Dental veneers are able to fix:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Chipped tooth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Irregularly-shaped teeth

How Veneers Are Applied

Our dentist will be able to help you explore your cosmetic dentistry options so you can get the smile you’ve always wanted. For example, our dentist may recommend veneers to cover a chipped front tooth. If you have a front tooth made fragile after a large filling or multiple procedures, our dentist may instead recommend a tooth crown. The goal of the consultation is to find the best solution for your smile.

Prepping the Tooth

Before our dentist can bond the veneers to your teeth, she’ll need to remove a thin layer of enamel. Otherwise, the porcelain veneers will make your front teeth look large and bulky. During your first appointment, our dentist will remove enamel before taking impressions of your teeth.

Applying the Veneers

When your veneers are ready, we can apply them. First, our dentist will make sure that the porcelain veneers are the perfect color and fit. Don’t be alarmed if our dentist needs to make slight adjustments to your veneers. Slightly altering the color or fit will ensure that your new veneers look and feel natural. In fact, your veneer teeth can last for years as long as you practice good oral hygiene.

Once our dentist is satisfied with how the veneers fit and look, she’ll prepare your teeth for the bonding process. The receiving teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched so they’ll create a strong bond with your veneers. Our dentist will then use a special type of cement to attach the veneers to the front of your teeth. After removing any excess cement, our dentist will check your bite to make sure it’s in proper alignment. Once your smile has been checked, our dentist will be able to send you home with your new smile.

Our Kalamazoo, MI cosmetic dentist at Kalamazoo Smiles can help you take your smile to the next level with porcelain veneers. To set up an appointment, give our office a call at (269) 353-3700!

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