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Veneers

At Trinity Dental Centers, our veneers are an excellent option for an improved and dazzling smile.

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Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom-made to improve the look of your teeth.

Veneers repair chipped, stained, and misaligned teeth, and for teeth that are severely misshapen, they create a long-lasting and pleasant smile. Another benefit is that dental veneers are difficult to stain, which makes them a popular choice for people seeking a perfect smile.

What are Veneers?

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a veneer is a “thin piece of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” At Trinity Dental Centers, we custom create your veneers to the contour of your teeth and attach them to the tooth’s enamel during a series of in-office procedures.

Are you embarrassed to showcase your smile? Veneers could be the answer.

Dental veneers are usually made of conventional porcelain material and composite resin. Generally, porcelain veneers are preferable for improving issues of shape or color and can last anywhere from ten to twenty years. Veneers are an excellent option because they are difficult to stain and provide a permanently beautiful smile. Contact Trinity Dental Centers today to see how we can help craft the smile of your dreams!

Veneers are a less invasive alternative in comparison to crowns or braces and can be used to connect gaps or fix minor misalignments. You can also choose veneers as a cosmetic option to enhance the brightness of your teeth or straighten your smile, improving issues such as discoloration, or fractured teeth.

Placing Veneers

The usual process involves one to two appointments. If the veneer is premade, it usually takes one appointment and if the veneers are customized, it will require two appointments. The veneers placement process is outlined below:

Anesthetics are normally not necessary when placing veneers. However, depending on your sensitivity, it can be used if required. First, your dentist will clean the tooth and determine the correct shade for the veneer. Then, the dentist will extract a tiny amount of your tooth enamel to allow for room to place the veneer on the tooth.

Then a laboratory will receive an impression of your tooth and you will receive a temporary veneer in the meantime. After the the lab delivers the veneer to your dentist, your temporary veneer is removed and your tooth is cleaned. The veneer is etched, rinsed with water, and dried. The adhesive is placed on the preparation, and then the cement and veneer are positioned for precise fit. The veneer is then light-cured for one minute on all surfaces of it to attach it to your tooth structure. Your dentist will remove any extra material and polish the sides of the veneer.

At Trinity Dental Centers, your dentist will schedule a follow-up visit to check for comfort and how you are adjusting to your newer and brighter smile.