A dental veneer is a tooth-colored covering our Wyoming veneers dentist bonds to the front of your tooth. The veneer covers the entire visible area, giving you the appearance and function of natural tooth enamel.
Since porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure, they are usually only applied to the part of the tooth that is visible when talking or smiling. Our veneers dentist will be able to help you make the best decision for your smile by discussing the pros and cons of veneers.
The advantage of veneers vs. crowns is that less tooth material is removed and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. The dental veneers process involves our Wyoming cosmetic dentist placing a cover over the outside visible area of your tooth. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.
The porcelain veneers procedure requires two appointments since your veneers will be made at a dental lab. At the initial appointment your teeth are prepared, impressions are taken, and your teeth will be given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks, the temporary covers are removed and the permanent veneers are bonded to your teeth. Veneers made in the lab are usually made with porcelain or pressed ceramic to match the color and strength of tooth enamel.
Dr. Helmus DDS at River Ridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients achieve their best smiles. For more information about veneers and how we can transform and enhance your smile, call our Wyoming cosmetic dentistry at (616) 538-7320.