A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. They are custom made to the contour of your teeth and are bonded to the tooth's original enamel during a series of in-office procedures. If you are thinking about getting veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Ft Lauderdale, here are some things you should know.
One of the best things about veneers is that they can be customized to your liking. If there is something about your teeth you don’t like, veneers can change that. To create the perfect result, your bite, enamel thickness, and pulp tissue all need to be measured and taken into consideration so your dentist can craft your veneers to be flattering to your smile.
You can’t just walk into your dentist’s office, grab a set of veneers, and walk out. Getting veneers is a multistep process. The veneers have to be molded and made to custom fit your mouth and match your existing teeth.
While your permanent veneers are being made, a temporary set will adhere to your teeth with a temporary bonding cement so you can get an idea as to how your new smile will look and feel once it’s complete. The trial smile period is the time to make any final tweaks to your veneers.
If you are thinking about getting veneers, come see us at TLC Dental. Contact us today to learn more or to make a reservation.