Dental veneers are a quick, effective solution to aesthetic imperfections in the smile. A straighter smile is now closer than ever.
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are esthetically pleasing.
“I was never confident about my smile before dental veneers. My front two teeth were very discolored, others were small and pointy. Dr. Sprague couldn’t have done a better job. My new dental veneers are perfect, more than what I could have imagined. My smile will never be the same!”
– Gavin, Willow Point, NY
After wanting to fix his smile for years, Gavin kept putting it off. “I was just embarrassed about them and wasn’t sure what could be done. I was never confident in conversations and always worried about people looking at my smile.”
Dr. Sprague evaluated Gavin’s smile and they discussed cosmetic dentistry options. They decided that dental veneers would be the best fit for his top row of teeth along with a professional whitening procedure for the bottom row.
After the whitening procedure and placing Gavin’s top veneers, he couldn’t be happier with the results. “The procedure felt safe, it was totally painless. Now I know that people are looking at my teeth for the right reasons, thanks to Dr. Sprague!”
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.