Dental veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-colored dental prostheses that are placed on the visible surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. This cosmetic dental treatment can easily restore broken or chipped teeth and brighten discolored teeth.
At Fulton Dental in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, Dr. Fulton recommends veneers as an ideal solution for correcting multiple dental problems at the same time.
What Are the Advantages of Veneers?
- Veneers hide teeth imperfections
- They make teeth look brighter and more radiant
- Veneers can conceal teeth gaps
- They are customized to fit the unique measurements of each patient’s teeth
- Veneers offer an instant smile makeover
What Is the Procedure for Placing Veneers?
At Fulton Dental, Dr. Fulton begins the procedure of placing veneers after a complete oral checkup of the patient. Digital imaging systems are used to get teeth and mouth scans and X-rays that help Dr. Fulton plan the required treatment.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Fulton will scrape a small portion of the tooth enamel to allow space for the veneers to fit on top. The veneers are manufactured in the meantime in a dental laboratory based on the teeth impressions captured by Dr. Fulton beforehand.
Dr. Fulton will place temporary veneers until the permanent ones are ready and then place the custom-made veneers onto the visible part of the teeth in a subsequent appointment. Veneers are held in place with the help of dental adhesives that are hardened with a curing light.
Aftercare for Porcelain Veneers
To ensure the durability of veneers, Dr. Fulton recommends patients follow good dental care at home. Regular brushing and flossing will help keep the veneers clean and prevent damage.
Dr. Fulton also recommends patients use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush, as well as mouthwash as part of their oral care routine.
To prevent staining, patients should limit the consumption of strong-colored foods and beverages. To prevent damage, patients should treat their veneers gently and use mouthguards if they tend to grind their teeth at night.
When cared for properly, veneers can last over a decade. They are ideal for patients who want to easily transform their smiles.
Fulton Dental, located in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is equipped with modern technology and expert staff that provide the best dental care for patients. To learn more about veneers, call us at (205) 822-3838, book your appointment online, or visit us at 1000 Chestnut Street, Suite 100, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216.