“Restoring natural beauty”
Veneers are one of the quickest and easiest ways to help achieve a more attractive smile. These hardwearing devices can correct many dental flaws such as stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Individuals who suffer from overly small or naturally misshaped teeth can also benefit from dental veneers. When affixed to the natural tooth, a veneer can also cover gaps and minimize the look of uneven teeth. In many cases, it takes only two visits to NuSmile to see results. We are proud to provide our patients with some of the best veneers available.
Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain laminates securely bonded to the front part of your teeth, eliminating any heavy cutting of front teeth. They require a minimal amount of tooth reduction (approximately 0.2 to 0.4 mm) and are a more conservative restoration than crowns.
Types of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain material is brittle, however, when it’s firmly bonded to the tooth, it can become very strong and durable. As some of the best cosmetic dentists around, we understand the limitations and indications to help provide the most beautiful and aesthetic outcome from the two types of veneers—traditional and Lumineers.™
Traditional preparation veneers – generally thicker and require more aggressive and irreversible removal of healthy tooth structure; usually requires 0.8 -1.00 mm of reduction of the front tooth surface. Frequently requires shots and anesthesia to minimize sensitivity and pain, and typically involves placement of acrylic temporaries for over two weeks between visits.
No-preparation veneers (Lumineers™) - a minimally invasive technique that typically eliminates the need for shots or temporaries. It requires no cutting or filling of the tooth structure. Your current bite and occlusion, and the current shape and form of your teeth, will determine if no-preparation veneers are suitable for you.
The NuSmile Difference
While other dental practices may use a one-hour CEREC machine to create veneers, NuSmile takes great pride in our onsite dental laboratory to provide veneers that come as close to nature as humanly possible. The CEREC machine has its uses, such as for the posterior teeth, but cannot be used for high-quality veneers.
NuSmile will remove a small amount of the tooth surface to permit placement of the veneer. An impression is taken of the tooth and sent to our onsite laboratory. The dental veneer is then made to fit the tooth and mouth. The veneer is bonded to the tooth with resin cement.
Pros & Cons
One of the greatest values in porcelain veneers is that very little tooth structure is lost, and you may need little to no anesthesia for some treatments. The materials used to make them also provide resistance to stains from coffee, tea and other foods that natural teeth don't protect against as easily. It’s important to note that placing veneers is usually an irreversible process, because it's necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the veneer.
In addition, once cemented, the color cannot be corrected. You may have some temperature sensitivity for a few days as well, this will dissipate, however. Although veneers are strong, they can be damaged by chewing ice and biting fingernails.
Caring For Your Dental Veneers
Dental veneers should be cleaned like your own teeth.
Flossing once a day and brushing twice a day with nonabrasive toothpaste will help to remove food debris and plaque bacteria. NuSmile will recommend the proper oral care products and daily regimen to help maintain the longevity of your dental restorations. If you clench or grind your teeth, we may also suggest a night-guard to protect your veneers from damage while you sleep.
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set an appointment with NuSmile today. Our dental expertise extends to virtually any cosmetic or functional issue in the mouth, routinely helping our patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. Serving the local area, NuSmile is known for providing its patients with some of the best veneers available. Schedule a free consultation today.Contact Today