A veneer is a cosmetic dental appliance that the dentist places right on the tooth, a bit like a dental crown.
This requires a thin layer of enamel to be removed from the tooth so that the veneer can rest on the tooth correctly. Veneers are a permanent dental procedure.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
The benefits of veneers are enormous. Veneers can reshape a patient's smile in a big way, and the procedure is minimally invasive.
Veneers can correct the appearance many flaws and imperfections in a patient's smile:
- Pits in the surface enamel
- Cracks or chips on the tooth
- Discolored enamel
- Misshapen teeth
- Unsightly bite patterns
The overall effect of a complete set of veneers is a 'movie-star' smile that looks practically perfect. The dentist can shape the veneers to fit naturally in the patient's mouth, in harmony with each patient's unique anatomy. The veneers are more stain-resistant than the natural enamel, making it so that the patient's smile stays bright white much longer.
Most patients in good dental health are good candidates for veneers. Patients with a teeth-grinding habit may need to wear a nightguard to protect their dentistry and their natural teeth.
Grand Rapids Veneer Specialist
If you would like to know more about veneers or explore your dental options further, contact us with any questions or schedule a time to come into our dental office for a consultation.