Are you looking to fix one of your front teeth that is stained, discolored, chipped, or misshapen? Here at Lewis Family Dentistry, we provide the amazing look of a new tooth through the use of dental veneers. Veneers are a great way to recover and brighten your smile, giving you the confidence to go about your day.
To get a natural look, your dentist will use porcelain in the form of a thin, customized tooth placed on top of the real frontal tooth. This will not only look better, but it also provides resistance against wear over time and strength against hard foods you eat.
A dental veneer will be first customized to the shape and color of your teeth when you go in to see your dentist for a consultation. Specifications on your tooth will then be sent to a laboratory to be made, while a temporary veneer is placed if these details are sent away from the office. After the new veneer is sent back, you will go in for it be placed.
The tooth where the enamel is placed will be thoroughly cleaned as well as the veneer, and then both air dry before application. Your dentist will then start scraping away a small amount of tooth enamel where an adhesive is placed and then the veneer. To fully attach the veneer, a special light cures the tooth for a minute, and afterwards, any leftover material will be taken off and a final polish applied.
Be sure to schedule a checkup with Dr. Kenneth Lewis and our dental team here in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Call us at 910.488.0518 for a consultation or appointment today, and let us help you get your best smile yet!