What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover the natural teeth to improve their appearance. They can hide or cover several flaws in teeth like:
- Gaps between teeth
- Surface cracks
- Stains that teeth whitening can’t remove
- Make small teeth look larger
Applying Veneers to Teeth
To fit veneers to your teeth, our dentists at Santa Rosa Smiles will remove a small portion of the enamel on your teeth. The amount removed is equal to the size of the veneers. Then, they may reshape the teeth to give the veneers a more pleasing appearance when they fit them.
Our dentists in Santa Rosa Beach, FL will also take a digital x-ray of your teeth to provide the laboratory with a good impression of them to make the veneers. It will take an average of three weeks before you will get a call letting you know that the veneers are ready and scheduling an appointment to have them placed.
Before leaving the office after removing the enamel, temporary veneers go onto your teeth to protect them until the permanent ones arrive.
Unless you have sensitive teeth, anesthesia usually isn’t necessary to fit the veneers. Our dentist that’s working with you will remove the temporary veneers on your teeth and reshape permanent ones so that they fit perfectly.
Using an acidic solution, the dentist will use it to etch the remaining enamel so that the dental cement that bonds the veneers stays in place. Then, applying the cement, he or she will place the veneers and use a curing light to dry them.
Finally, our dentist will remove the excess cement and polish the veneers so that your teeth look great. To schedule a consultation with one of our dentists about getting dental veneers, call us at Santa Rosa Smiles in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
Are you living in Santa Rosa, Destin, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, and Grayton Beach State Park including Seaside, Choctaw Beach, Freeport, Pensacola Beach, and Navarre areas and in need of dental veneers? We’ve got your back.
To schedule a consultation with one of our dentists about getting dental veneers, call us at Santa Rosa Smiles in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.