Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are carved into the shape of perfect, natural teeth by a dental lab. They are designed to fit perfectly over your existing teeth, and are permanently bonded to your natural enamel after it has been trimmed by one of the dentists at Green Leaf Dental.
With a set of veneers, you can completely cover up the fronts of your teeth to address a variety of cosmetic dental issues including seriously stained teeth, misshapen teeth, minor tooth chips, gaps in your smile, and more. With veneers, you can transform your smile in just 2 appointments over a period of 2-3 weeks.
The process of building and placing your veneers will take 2 appointments after your initial consultation and approval at Green Leaf Family Dental. To begin the process, you’ll come to our office to have your teeth prepared by one of our dentists.
During this appointment, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed, and a layer of tooth material will be trimmed away from the teeth that are getting veneers, in order to make room for your new cosmetic prostheses. Once this is done, our team will take images and impressions of your teeth. These will be sent to a dental lab.
You will get a set of temporary resin veneers to wear for 2-3 weeks as your permanent veneers are built by our partner dental lab. Once your veneers have been built and have arrived at our office, you’ll come in for your final appointment.
At this appointment, your dentist will check the fit of your veneers to make sure they look great and fit perfectly into your mouth. Then, they will be permanently bonded into place, and you’ll be sent home to enjoy your new, beautiful smile.
You are likely a good candidate for veneers at Green Leaf Dental as long as your mouth is healthy and it’s free of any major issues like gum disease or tooth decay. If you do have any chronic oral health problems, these must be resolved with appropriate treatment before you can get veneers or undergo any other cosmetic dentistry treatments.
This is also true of patients with orthodontic issues. If you have crooked or crowded teeth or a bad bite, you may need to get treatment with Invisalign or braces before you can get veneers, depending on the severity of your condition. To find out if you’re a good candidate for veneers, just contact Green Leaf Dental for an appointment with one of our dentists.