Veneers are ultrathin shells made of porcelain bonded to the front of your permanent teeth. They can treat a variety of cosmetic concerns and with proper care, often last a decade or longer.
If you chip a tooth, you can get a single veneer, but Dr. Davidson typically recommends at least 6-8. That way, your smile appears more balanced and symmetrical.
At Davidson Dental Group, Dr. Davidson uses veneers to cover minor oral imperfections, including:
You might also benefit from veneers if you have stained or discolored teeth that can’t be treated with Philips Zoom! teeth whitening.
To receive veneers you need healthy teeth that are properly aligned. If you have cavities or your teeth are misaligned, Dr. Davidson might recommend a filling or orthodontic treatment before moving forward with veneers.
At Davidson Dental Group, getting veneers takes two visits about a week apart.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Davidson conducts an oral exam and asks about the issues you’d like to address. If your teeth are healthy and in good condition, she administers a local anesthetic and removes a thin layer of enamel from each tooth.
Next, Dr. Davidson takes digital scans of your mouth. She sends your scans to a professional dental facility that uses them to design and manufacture your custom veneers.
When the dental facility completes your veneers, you return to Davidson Dental Group. Dr. Davidson administers a local anesthetic and bonds the veneers to your permanent teeth. Once the bonding material dries, she polishes your veneers and provides instructions for at-home care.
Dental veneers last an average of 12-15* years, but it’s possible to extend their use. Dr. Davidson recommends:
To learn more about veneers, make an appointment at Davidson Dental Group by calling the office today or scheduling online.
*Individual results may vary.