A veneer is a thin shell that is placed over your damaged tooth to conceal any imperfections. These shells are custom made to fit your individual teeth with an emphasis on how you want your ideal teeth to look like.
Veneers are typically considered a permanent solution for aesthetically pleasing teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite resin, making them very durable, allowing them to last for quite a long time. They also don’t stain or discolor very easy, so they are able to retain their brightened appearance throughout the wearer's experience.
To prep your teeth for your veneers, we’ll remove a millimeter of your existing enamel from the surface of your original teeth to make sure the veneer has enough room to fit into place. We will then take an impression of the inside of your mouth to create a mold for our team to craft your veneers from. Once the veneers are finalized the doctor will bond them to the surface of your teeth with a special type of dental cement.
Even though Veneers are very strong you will still want to protect and care for them as if they were your natural teeth. You should have a solid oral hygiene routine that incorporates a nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste, this will hinder tooth decay without aggravating your new veneers. If you’re a person that grinds their teeth at night, you should ask about receiving a night-guard to protect your veneers from overnight damage.
For more information about veneers or other teeth whiting options that we offer, contact our offices to schedule an appointment with our doctor. We are conveniently located in Norman, Oklahoma.