Dental veneers are porcelain shells made to cover the front surface of your tooth or teeth to help give it a more vibrant and clean appearance. They are also used to help provide a more complete smile when there are fractures or chips to cover up. Before deciding on veneers, it is best that you consult your dentist at Burch Dental in Loves Park and Rockford see if veneers are right for you!

Here, we have some information that can help you along in making your decision.

How Are Veneers Done?

Veneers usually take two appointments to be completed, though you can expect a follow-up appointment after that to ensure that your veneers are working out.

During the initial appointment, depending on patient sensitivity, local anesthesia may be used to help while removing a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the future veneer. Then an impression will be created for a lab to then craft your new veneer. In the meantime, a temporary veneer will be placed on the tooth.

During the second appointment, the lab-crafted veneer will replace the temporary veneer. It will be cemented on and checked for an exact fit. Next, your veneer will be light cured for about a minute to ensure proper attachment to the tooth.

Finally, your dentist will remove excess material and polish the veneer.

Are Veneers Right for You?

Veneers are done to create an overall smile makeover that fillings or Orthodontics can not do. The Dentist will first have a consultation with the patient wanting to know the shape, look and color of the Veneers. The Dentist will create a study model of your teeth to help make your veneers size, shape, color look right with your facial features and shape. Veneers homecare is the same as normal teeth, brushing twice daily for 2 minutes and flossing daily. To maintain your veneers shine and color, avoid staining foods and drinks. Veneers may require replacement every 10-15 years depending on homecare, lifestyle, dental exams and patient.

It is important to consult your dentist before deciding on any dental procedure, but Burch Dental is here to help. At our Loves Park and Rockford office, our professional dentists are here to help you decide on the best solutions for your dental and oral health needs. Whether veneers are right for you, or another solution, find out by booking an appointment today!

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