How Veneers Paramus Can Restore Your Less Than Perfect Teeth

by | Dec 5, 2011 | Dentistry

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If you are afraid to smile because your teeth are less than perfect, veneers Paramus may be your solution!  Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of a tooth to cover up damage or stained teeth.  The procedure is quite simple and doesn’t require anesthesia. They can cover up unsightly fillings on front teeth or help fill in a gap between teeth.  They are also a good alternative to crowns. Veneers can last for quite some time, depending on how the procedure was performed.  A good veneer procedure can keep you smiling for years.

If you are thinking about veneers Paramus, there are a couple things you should know to help get you started on the road to a new smile.  First, patients need to visit the dentist for diagnosis, preparation and planning.  You can’t just walk in the first day and expect to have the veneers put in place.  Typically, 3 visits are required to get everything ready. You may even consider visiting two dentists to get different opinions on how the veneers should be placed and cost options.  You need to also understand the limitations of the veneers and make sure you are comfortable with the dentist performing the procedure.  These are all reasons you may want to talk to a couple dentists before you go ahead with the procedure.

When it’s time to get the veneers on your teeth, the dentist will use a buffer on your teeth to thin down your teeth just a bit to get ready for the added thickness of the veneer.  This may require just a bit of anesthesia but not much.  This is a relatively painless procedure.  Once the tooth is prepared, the dentist will start the process of bonding the veneer to your tooth. They will either sculpt the material onto your tooth or if you had a mold of your teeth taken for the veneers, they can just fit the veneer onto your tooth and it should be a perfect fit. The shade of the veneers can be adjusted with the type of cement the dentist uses to bond the teeth. The dentist will then use a beam of light to harden everything together.

To maintain your new veneers, make sure you brush and floss them daily. You will still be adjusting to your new teeth for a couple weeks.  The dentist will have you come back in after a few weeks for a follow up appointment. At that time he will make sure everything is ok with the veneers and answer any questions you might have.

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