The Science Behind Veneers

By Healthwest Dental Associates
July 18, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Do your smile’s imperfections take a toll on your self-esteem? Do you wish you could simply snap your fingers and overhaul your veneerssmile? With dental veneers, you can get the smile you want in only a few dental appointments. But how do these effective and permanent dental restorations work? Find out with your dentist at Healthwest Dental Associates in Dothan, AL.

What are veneers? 
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure which repairs imperfections in the teeth. Made by carving thin shells from a ceramic block, a dental laboratory technician carefully customizes each porcelain veneer for your teeth. This includes color-matching the veneer to the surrounding natural teeth to ensure it blends in seamlessly with your existing smile. Before placing veneers, your dentist prepares the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel from its surface. This makes the procedure permanent and irreversible.

The Science Behind Veneers
The materials which make up dental veneers have been carefully selected to emulate a natural tooth. Porcelain’s translucency and light-reflecting qualities allow the veneers to blend in with your existing teeth, ensuring an even appearance. The methods with which dentists place veneers produce a solid bond with the natural tooth to make sure the veneer stays in place and holds up to daily use for many years to come. Additionally, color-matching techniques match the color of the veneer to the natural teeth, subtly repairing the imperfections in your smile.

Dental Veneers in Dothan
Veneers repair many imperfections with your teeth, including:

  • chips
  • cracks
  • discolorations
  • stains
  • slightly misaligned teeth
  • slightly gapped teeth
  • slightly crowded teeth

Veneers last many years with the proper care. Brush twice daily for at least two minutes and floss at least once a day. See your dentist for regular dental examinations and cleanings at least twice a year.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Paul Hufham and Dr. Bayne Heersink at Healthwest Dental Associates in Dothan, AL. Call (334) 702-1101 to schedule your appointment for a consultation for veneers today!