They are tooth-shaped, tooth-colored shells, typically made of porcelain, that restore teeth’ appearances. Alexandria veneers are cosmetic dental restorations that impact the color, size, shape, and general teeth’ alignment.
In cosmetic dentistry, Alexandria dentists create snugly fitting tooth veneers that match the impression of your tooth. This process is possible only after the dentist prepares your natural tooth. The preparation entails trimming off part of the tooth’s enamel, usually from the front side. The dentist will remove as much tooth enamel as necessary to create room for a porcelain veneer. After preparing the tooth, the dentist takes its impressions and creates a digital mold out of it so it can guide the creation process of your veneer tooth.
The preparation of a traditional veneer occurs in a dental laboratory. The process takes about two weeks to complete. Meanwhile, the dentist will place temporary dental crowns over your teeth, protecting them before your permanent veneers are ready.
Installing dental veneers is a simple procedure. The dentist only needs to place them on the front surfaces of teeth to repair their aesthetics. The process employs dental cement that bonds the veneer to the natural tooth structure.
Even though you are excited about elective procedures in cosmetic dental care, it does not take away the worry of painful dental experiences. Ideally, it should be uncomfortable to get dental veneers. The process of preparing your natural teeth before placing the veneers is invasive. Therefore, dentists employ local anesthesia. It numbs your mouth before any dental work begins. After administering local anesthesia, whatever the dentist does in your mouth will be painless and comfortable. Although rarely, sometimes cosmetic dentists may employ sedation dentistry to promote calmness and relaxation.
One thing we prioritize at Burton Dentistry is the sensitization of patients. We make it our primary goal to ensure all our patients are informed of the consequences of their decisions in dentistry. When getting dental veneers, you must know enough about how they affect your oral health. Like all dental procedures, there are pros and cons of veneer teeth. Learning about them beforehand helps you determine whether you are willing to incur those effects on your oral cavity.