A veneer is a very thin shell made of porcelain bonded to the front of your tooth to cover up imperfections such as discoloration or chips in the tooth’s enamel. At East Burn Dentistry and Implants, veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because they can completely change your smile in just a few visits to the dentist. Veneers are custom-made for your mouth; they look and feel natural once attached. They also resist staining, so you won’t need to worry about them changing color over time. With proper dental care and cleaning, your new smile can last ten or even fifteen years before needing to be replaced.
Your dentist will first prepare your teeth for receiving the veneers by removing a very small amount of enamel from the surface of your tooth. Next, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth that will be used to custom-create a veneer that matches the color of your teeth. Finally, you will receive a temporary veneer from wearing until your permanent veneer is ready. Once your veneer arrives from the lab, you will return to the office to permanently cement the veneer to your tooth. The tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to ensure secure placement on your enamel. After a final check to ensure it’s a good fit, the veneer is bonded to your tooth using a special cement.
Before the procedure is finished, the dentist will examine the tooth to ensure the bonding material has adequately adhered to the tooth. Once it has been determined that everything is secure, you will receive instructions on caring for your new veneer.
To learn more about the porcelain veneer process and how it can help improve your smile, contact East Burn Dentistry and Implants at 1415 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214, or call (503) 233 4871 to schedule a consultation today!