Jackson NJ family dentist, Dr. Balaji Srinivasan, says there’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They’re made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by your Jackson NJ family dentist. You should know that this is usually an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.
Dr. Srinivasan may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. But for many people the results are more than worth it.
Jackson NJ Dentist Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are made from either porcelain or a resin composite, either at our dental lab or in the Jackson, NJ office. When a veneer is used for repairing just one tooth or a small number of teeth the color is matched to your other teeth after a professional cleaning.
The procedure for veneer applications is performed over two visits. The first visit is crucial, as that is when your teeth are examined and the overall health of your mouth is determined as being acceptable for veneers. Then, we work with you in choosing the proper color and advise you of what you can expect once the veneers are applied to the teeth.
Also during this first visit, we prepare your teeth for the veneers and make a mold of your teeth to ensure a perfect fit. If possible, we’ll fit you with temporary veneers so you can get a better idea of what to expect. If you have any questions about veneers feel free to ask your Jackson, NJ family dentist.