EVALUATION

EVALUATION

Complete evaluation for bleaching is necessary. This would include a thorough medical history as well as an intraoral examination. It is important to determine if crowns and old fillings are present since they will not bleach.

 TREATMENT

TREATMENT

The teeth are isolated and bleach is applied. Patients can watch TV during the process.

 FINAL

FINAL

Final photo.

What are Veneers?

One of the most popular and effective developments in cosmetic dentistry, veneers are thin, custom made facings that cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are used to correct uneven teeth, worn enamel, discoloration, chipped teeth and irregular spacing, and can last over 20 years. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

After a thorough examination of your teeth, which may include X-rays and taking impressions of your teeth, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Then he or she will create an impression and send it off to a laboratory to create the veneer. While the mold is being created, your dentist may provide you with temporary veneers. Finally, the veneer’s size and color are given one last adjustment before they are cemented to your tooth on your second visit.

What Are the Advantages of Veneers?

Veneers can give your teeth a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance and are stain resistant and soft on gums. In some cases, veneers can serve a restorative purpose and can protect a damaged tooth from further harm.

Types of Veneers

  • Porcelain
  • Resin Composite

 

Will My Insurance Cover Veneers?

As this procedure is elective and primarily cosmetic, most dental insurers will not cover veneers. Talk to your dentist about the financing options available.