Veneers consist of ultra-thin shells that are placed on the front surface of teeth in order to enhance their appearance. Once applied, veneers can correct issues with spacing, damaged teeth, misaligned teeth, discolorations and more. The result is a bright, pleasing smile that stands out for all the right reasons. And with their impressively thin design, nobody will be able to tell that you are using veneers to correct your smile. Others will just see healthy, white tooth enamel that looks perfectly natural.
As we grow older, the outer layer that protects our teeth, called the enamel, can become worn, damaged and discolored, making a person’s smile appear unattractive. Additionally, many people suffer from teeth that are crooked or misshapen, throwing off their otherwise beautiful smile. Veneers essentially cover up the damaged and discolored enamel, giving the teeth a healthy, natural appearance. They can also adjust the contour and thickness of teeth, helping to improve problems with alignment and spacing.
Veneers are built out of special stain-resistant materials that prevent them from being discolored by tobacco products and dark-colored beverages such as coffee, wine and juice. They can be cared for in largely the same way as untreated teeth, though it is important to avoid abrasive toothpastes and brushes once veneers have been applied. With proper maintenance, the veneers should remain intact for many years. At Krause Dental, we offer support for both traditional porcelain veneers and the EMAX brand of ceramic veneers. Our experts will sit down with you and help you determine which type of veneers is best for your unique needs.
When applying veneers, we start by shaving off a small amount of enamel on any tooth that is set to receive treatment. This will help ensure that the new veneers are able to fit properly. Next, the teeth will be thoroughly cleaned so that no unwanted materials are present. The teeth will be dried, and an etching gel will be used to roughen the outer surfaces of the teeth, allowing the veneers to bond properly. At this point, the veneers will be secured with a strong adhesive. At the end of the procedure, our experts will evaluate your bite and make any final adjustments if necessary.
Veneers are one of the best ways to instantly improve the appearance of your teeth. At Krause Dental, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality veneers for patients that leave them with the gorgeous smiles they have always wanted. If you want to find out if veneers are right for you, please call us at (941) 413-0513 to schedule an appointment.