When teeth are severely stained, crooked, cracked, or worn down, it can adversely affect the way your smile looks and, in turn, may affect the way you view yourself. If your smile makes you uncomfortable or insecure, you may want to consider veneers, which effectively address these issues and transform your smile to its brilliant best.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers, also called laminates, are extremely thin layers of porcelain, which are bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal staining, chips, and misalignments.
The Veneer Procedure
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mancino will assess with you what imperfections you would like to address. If veneers are a viable option for your situation, the next step is to determine the shape and shade with which will be most suitable for you.
During your appointment, Dr. Mancino will shave off a miniscule amount of enamel – generally about .5 millimeters. Often, temporary veneers may be applied to ensure your teeth are protected in the interim week or two while your permanent veneers are created. When ready, Dr. Mancino will permanently bond the permanent veneers over your teeth, which will provide you with a new great smile.
Things to Know About Veneers
Veneers do not stain but they also cannot be whitened. This is an important point to take into account when your veneer shade is being considered and selected. Also, if you do not have much enamel to begin with, you may not be a candidate for veneers. If you grind your teeth, be sure to discuss your bruxism with your dentist as grinding teeth too vigorously can crack veneers.