A dental veneer is one of the most resourceful tools that a cosmetic dentist has at his disposal. A veneer is a super thin coating of porcelain or a composite of materials that is bonded directly onto the surface of a tooth that has been damaged in some way. It could be that the patient has suffered an injury that has cracked or chipped one of his front teeth or maybe discoloration has advanced to the point of embarrassment and he is ready for an improvement. A dental veneer could very well be the answer.
The process of applying a veneer is achieved in stages. As in most cosmetic procedures planning is essential for a successful outcome. The dentist will want to be sure he understands what his patient’s expectations are and discuss the actual realities that can be achieved.
Once the proceeding gets underway the dentist will prepare the tooth to accept the veneer by removing a minute amount of enamel to make up for the fine layer of material that is to come. This step in the procedure is often done without the necessity for any kind of anesthetic but if the patient is vulnerable to sensitivity a local injection is always an alternative.
Talk to Dr. Looze at Southlands Dental in Aurora to determine if a dental veneer is a good option for you. The doctor and his staff of professionals are more than willing to explain the various cosmetic procedures that are available today. Call the office @ 720-886-0606.