Veneers are thin, durable shells that are used to cover the outer surface of your teeth. Veneers are usually made of composite resin or porcelain, materials that are both incredibly durable and resemble the look of real teeth.
Both resin and porcelain veneers have their advantages.
Composite resin veneers usually can be applied in a single office visit while porcelain veneers can take weeks to produce. Porcelain veneers are less prone to staining but can't be repaired as easily as composite resin veneers.
Dr. Tsiolas will discuss your options and determine what kind of veneers are best for you.
Veneers are minimally invasive treatments to correct a variety of aesthetic dental issues, including:
The dental veneer procedure can be broken down into three separate stages:
Your decision to improve your smile is the first step in the veneer process. At your consultation, tell Dr. Tsiolas what bothers you about your teeth and smile. What exactly would you like to change about your smile? After a complete dental consultation, Dr. Tsiolas determines if veneers are right for you. From there, he develops a full treatment plan to help you achieve the smile you desire.
Composite resin veneers require virtually no preparation. Dr. Tsiolas won’t alter your teeth before applying resin veneers.
Before bonding porcelain veneers, Dr. Tsiolas removes some enamel from the surface of the tooth, allowing them to fit without adding bulk. He then makes impressions, which are used to create your custom veneers. You may or may not need temporary veneers while your veneers are being created in the lab.
Composite resin veneers are applied, shaped, and sculpted directly on your teeth in a single office visit. The resin is cured with a special high-intensity light before being polished.
Temporary veneers are removed before the application of porcelain veneers. After you approve of the look and fit of your veneers, Dr. Tsiolas cleans your teeth and applies an adhesive. He then adheres the veneer to your teeth, before curing it with a special light. Finally, he polishes your veneers.
To keep your veneers looking and feeling their best, avoid chewing hard foods, maintain excellent oral hygiene, and keep up with regular dental check-ups. To learn more about veneers, call or go online to book your appointment today.
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