Veneers are extremely thin, custom made shell coverings designed for the front surface of your teeth. These natural tooth-colored shells can be used to improved the appearance of teeth that have been worn down over time, stained, or to improve size and shape of the teeth as well.
Types of veneers:
Two types of veneers are used most commonly. Porcelain veneers are a more durable choice compared to composite resin counterparts. Composite usually have a shorter life span and are not made in a dental laboratory, but are overall less expensive.
When should you consider dental veneers?
-Your teeth are stained or discolored
-Your teeth are crooked or misshapen
-Your teeth have spaces between them
-Your teeth are broken or chipped
How it's done:
At least two visits to your Ithaca cosmetic dentistry office will be needed to place your veneers. First, the teeth will be fitted and shaved down a bit so that they can accommodate the veneer. An impression will be taken to be sent to a laboratory to ensure the veneer is custom to your natural teeth. A temporary veneer will be placed by Dr. Comisi in order to protect the tooth until your next appointment.
At your second visit, the temporary will be removed and the permanent veneer will be placed. It is difficult to adjust the veneer when finally bonded in place, so an accurate color and fit will be confirmed before it is finally committed to and adhered.
For more information on veneers or other cosmetic dental services offered by our Ithaca cosmetic dentistry office, please call (607) 272-3433.