If you want to cosmetically correct or enhance the appearance of one or more teeth, veneers are an excellent option. At Nu Dimensions Dental in Union, New Jersey, Joseph Rozehzadeh, DMD, and the team regularly use veneers to address a number of oral imperfections. To see if you’re a candidate, make an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that your dentist affixes to the front of your permanent teeth. Composite veneers are incredibly stain resistant, while porcelain veneers mimic the light-reflecting properties of your natural enamel.
Your dentist designs your veneers to the unique shape and size of your teeth, ensuring they fit comfortably and look natural.
Veneers are quite versatile. The team at Nu Dimensions Dental regularly uses veneers to fix:
Your dentist may also recommend veneers if you have spaces or gaps between your teeth.
Getting dental veneers typically takes three separate appointments: one for your consultation and the second for preparations and impressions, and the third for applying them.
At your initial consultation, your Nu Dimensions Dental provider examines your teeth, reviews your medical history, and asks you about your aesthetic goals for treatment. The team may also take a series of X-rays to get a better look at all of your teeth.
At your second appointment, your dentist prepares your teeth for your veneers. This involves removing a fine layer of enamel, about ½ millimeter, from the surface of each tooth. Before trimming your enamel, your dentist administers a local anesthetic, numbing your teeth and gums.
After removing the enamel, your dentist makes impressions of your teeth. Your dentist sends these impressions to a laboratory that constructs your veneers, a process that takes between two to four weeks.
At your third and final appointment, your Nu Dimensions Dental provider attaches your veneers to your teeth. First, your dentist lines up your veneers, ensuring they’re the correct size and fit.
After making necessary adjustments, your dentist cleans, polishes, and etches your teeth — a process that prepares them for bonding. Next, your dentist applies dental cement to each tooth and places your veneers. Finally, your provider points a special light beam at your teeth, drying the cement.
On average, veneers last between 7-15 years. However, if you practice good oral hygiene, they can last for even longer. The team at Nu Dimensions Dental recommends you brush twice a day, floss once a day, and visit the dentist for a professional cleaning and exam once every six months.
If you dream of having a white, bright, and shiny smile, veneers are the way to go. Make your appointment at Nu Dimensions Dental today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.