Want a dazzling, near-perfect smile? Who wouldn’t? Even if you have crooked, discolored, or chipped teeth, you can still light the world on fire with your smile with a custom set of veneers. To find out how veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth, call Lynn M. Andreacola, DMD, and her team at Andreacola Family Dentistry in Marlton, New Jersey, or make an appointment online.
Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored material designed to cover the front of your teeth. Common materials include porcelain and resin composite, but porcelain veneers are thought to be superior because they’re more stain resistant. Veneers are used to correct unattractive dental problems to make your smile brighter, straighter, and more appealing.
Getting veneers usually takes several visits. First you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Andreacola to discuss how you’d like to improve your smile. She examines your teeth to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers based on your teeth and your desired outcome.
Tooth defects that veneers commonly correct include:
Dr. Andreacola also offers the option of LUMINEERS®, a type of veneers that are thinner and longer-lasting.
After your initial consultation, you meet with Dr. Andreacola two more times. First, she prepares your teeth for veneers by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface to make room for the thin veneers. Then she takes a mold of your teeth that’s used to create your veneers. If you’d like, you can get a temporary set of veneers until your permanent ones are created.
When your new veneers are done, you come in again, and Dr. Andreacola places the veneer on your teeth so you can see how they look and she can size them for your mouth. At this time, you can change the color if you’d like. After you both agree to the fit and color, she uses a special light beam to cement them to your teeth. Then she makes some finishing touches, and your new smile is complete.
It may take a couple of weeks to get used to your new veneers. Dr. Andreacola may schedule a follow-up visit to check them for fit and comfort. You should thoroughly brush twice a day and floss your teeth daily, just as you did before you had veneers.