Cosmetic dentistry veneers are very thin shells that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth in order to improve their appearance. Dr. Jose Lopez will send molds of the teeth to a dental lab which construct veneers that will match them your mouth and look just as natural as the rest of your teeth, giving you a full, healthy smile.
Veneers are used to fix:
- Teeth that are worn down
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Gaps in your teeth
- Teeth that have been discolored
- Teeth that are uneven or irregularly shaped
What to expect at each of your three dental veneers appointments
Receiving your dental veneers will usually take three appointments. - an initial consultation and two visits to make and apply the dental veneers. During your initial consultation you will meet with Dr. Lopez and together you’ll discuss the results you would like to achieve. Dr. Lopez will examine your teeth to make sure you’re a candidate for dental veneers. At the second visit, you’ll have around ½ millimeter of enamel removed from the surface of the teeth receiving veneers and a mold will be taken of your teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab, which will construct the dental veneers. This process usually takes a week or two. At your third and final visit, your teeth will be cleaned and polished in order to receive the dental veneers. Then they will be placed on your teeth and cemented down. Your last step is to walk out with a newly improved smile!
If you’re ready to learn more about veneers or take the first step, we are ready to help. To schedule an appointment to talk more about veneers with our skilled dentist, please make an appointment at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry!