If your teeth have minor flaws that you want to repair, but you’re not sure what to do, ask our dentists at Affordable Dental Clinics about fixing them. They have several procedures that they can choose from to repair most problems with your teeth. One of their solutions may be to use dental veneers to cover minor flaws and improve the appearance of your teeth.
Dental veneers are thin slices of material, usually porcelain, that cover the outside of your teeth to correct their appearance. These porcelain pieces can cover chipped or cracked teeth, the gap between teeth, or change their appearance by making them seem larger than they were.
To get precise measurements of your teeth, our dentists will take digital impressions so that the veneers are an exact fit. These measurements are then sent to the dental laboratory that will manufacture your veneers. It takes about two to four weeks before the order returns from the lab.
Before they cement the veneers to your teeth, the teeth need some preparation work. To make room for the veneers, our dentists at Affordable Dental Clinics will need to remove some of the enamel from your teeth. They will do this by shaving the enamel off the front surface. As little as five to seven millimeters may need to be removed to make room for the veneers.
Sometimes the teeth may also need trimming to get a precise fit for the veneers. However, our dentists in Greeley, CO do nearly flawless work, so after they finish, you won’t be able to tell the veneers from your natural teeth enamel.
After our dentist finishes installing your veneers, you can go home and relax. You should be able to eat and drink about an hour to an hour and a half after getting your veneers, but we usually advise our patients not to go back to normal eating until 24 hours after they’ve been bonded to your teeth.
In the meantime, eat a soft diet for the first 24 hours. If you have any questions about taking care of your veneers, feel free to call our dentists at Affordable Dental Clinics in Greeley, CO.