Veneers are a thin shell made from either porcelain or resin composite that Dr. Tuft adheres to your teeth. With these wafer-thin veneers, Dr. Tuft can change the color, size, or shape of your teeth, making them look whiter, smoother, and more uniform.
Though dental veneers improve how your teeth look, they can also address certain dental issues and offer a level of preventive care to your teeth and gums.
Veneers offer a simple solution to many cosmetic dental issues. With Dr. Tuft’s help, veneers can improve how your smile looks and feels and address issues like:
When it comes to stubborn discoloration, veneers can even whiten teeth that don’t respond to professional teeth whitening procedures.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Tuft, she examines your teeth to determine if veneers are the best option for you. She looks for any oral health concerns, such as cavities, and develops a treatment plan to address them before you get veneers. During this initial visit, she also helps you choose the best color for your veneers, ensuring it matches your skin tone.
After correcting any dental issues, Dr. Tuft schedules an appointment to prepare your teeth for veneers. She removes about one-half a millimeter of enamel from your tooth’s surface and makes an impression. She sends these impressions to a laboratory, where they make your custom veneers. Depending on your needs, Dr. Tuft may place temporary veneers.
In two to four weeks, your veneers are ready. During this appointment, Dr. Tuft may clean, polish, and etch your teeth to ensure proper bonding. She may place the veneers over your teeth to check the fit and color. If everything looks good, she cements the veneer in place and uses a special light to activate the bonding, which allows the cement to harden and cure quickly.
Once she places your veneers, Dr. Tuft removes any excess cement, evaluates your bite, and shows you your new smile. During a two-week follow-up, she checks to make sure everything functions well.
If you’re ready for a smile you don’t want to hide, book an appointment online or call Dr. Tuft’s office today to see if dental veneers are right for you.