What Happens During a Veneer Procedure
By McLean Dental Care
May 01, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneer  

Veneers restore your smile beautifully and comfortably. This explains how they're designed and applied.

If your smile has become marred with chips, gaps or discolorations, you may be ready to head to McLean Dental Care for an update. VeneersBut with all the choices in cosmetic dentistry today, how do you know which one is best for you? For a quick and dramatic change, the team at your Fairfax County dentist recommends veneers.

What Are Veneers?

The purpose of veneers is simple - they change the size, shape and color of your natural teeth by fitting directly over them. They combine the best parts of cosmetic dentistry procedures without discomfort, extraction or an extended wait time. 

How Do Veneers Work?

Using the latest in computer-aided technology, Dr. Gyllenhoff or Dr. Cappiello will take a "digital" impression of your teeth by dusting the surfaces with a reflective powder and utilizing a small camera to "record" them. These high-quality pictures are used by a specialized laboratory that will fabricate your veneers into porcelain or a composite material. This process typically takes approximately two weeks, after which you'll return to McLean Dental Care your veneers have been fabricated, which usually takes approximately two weeks, you'll come back to the office to have them placed. The surfaces of your teeth are lightly buffed to ensure proper adhesion. A small amount of enamel may need to be reshaped for natural-looking placement, which may require a local anesthetic. After the teeth are prepped, each veneer will be bonded to the corresponding tooth.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers have proven themselves to be very durable and can last up to twenty years with proper care and maintenance. Regular dental checkups and stringent oral hygiene are essential to ensure that the existing teeth do not become decayed underneath the veneers.

Contact the professionals at your Central Virginia dentist's office today about cosmetic dental procedures. Choosing veneers will be a positive transformation you'll be sure to smile about.