Veneers are a cosmetic treatment that represents a fairly quick and easy way to achieve the smile of your dreams. A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that attaches to the front of a discolored, damaged, chipped or crooked tooth. A patient can choose to have one, many, or a full set of veneers.
Once veneers are in place, they give the tooth a more refined, attractive look. Because veneers are constructed from milled porcelain, they look like natural teeth. You can design veneers with the color and shape that you want, giving you the perfect smile.
After you design your veneers with input from your dentist, a lab creates them. To place the veneers, your dentist will remove a layer of material from your tooth that matches the thickness of the veneer. This ensures a consistent width for all of your teeth. Once the material is removed, your dentist can spread adhesive and cement the veneer in place. You'll leave the office with a perfect smile.
Because healthy tooth material is removed to make room for the veneer, the veneer process is not reversible. Once you install a veneer on a tooth, that tooth will always have a veneer. However, veneers often prevent further damage to chipped teeth. They're also fairly stain resistant, and can age better than natural teeth. Many people who are unhappy with their smiles find that veneers are a practical way to change the look of their teeth. If you feel like your teeth are holding you back from success in your career or your relationships, you may want to consider dental veneers.
Do you think veneers might be for you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Parris Kitt by calling 903-561-4477. Kitt Dental is your Tyler dentist who understands that veneers can improve lives.