A veneer is a thin, tooth-shaped piece of porcelain bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. At Homan Family Dentistry, the veneer is customized to fit a particular tooth so that it naturally blends in with the rest of the smile for beautiful results.
Veneers are an excellent option for patients with teeth with flaws that are difficult to mask with simple teeth whitening treatments or orthodontic care. That’s because the custom-made material is designed to cover the fronts of the desired teeth perfectly and can form a lasting bond that creates a seamless look.
Porcelain is one of the most popular materials used to fabricate veneers because the material is solid and durable and can withstand the force of regular biting and chewing. It is also stain-resistant and can be resurfaced periodically to ensure the restoration lasts for years without showing signs of wear or damage.
After a thorough exam, our dentist can determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers. If so, they will prepare your teeth for the veneer placement procedure. On your next visit, they will first remove a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your tooth to accommodate the veneer’s thickness and to ensure a proper fit. Then, they will take a mold of your mouth so your veneers can be custom-crafted in a dental lab just for you. Once ready in about a week or two, you’ll return to our office to have them permanently bonded to your teeth. You can choose from shades of white to perfectly match your surrounding teeth. Many people get teeth whitening before having their veneers placed so that the shade of the veneers matches that of their natural teeth. That way, your smile will look completely natural and beautiful!
The most crucial advantage of veneers is that they hide flaws in your smile. The veneer covers so much of your natural tooth; people won’t notice chips, cracks, stains, and minor misalignments. Veneers are strong and durable to withstand regular chewing activities without damage. Since the porcelain doesn’t stain the way your teeth do, you won’t have to worry about discoloration either. Porcelain lets light through like real teeth do, so it looks natural. Nobody will be able to tell that you’re wearing veneers at all. Plus, you can choose the color to match the rest of your teeth perfectly. Your veneers will look perfect and natural, but you’ll still get all the benefits of having a flawless smile!
If you’re curious about veneers and how they can enhance the appearance of your smile, visit Homan Family Dentistry at 11840 NICHOLAS ST, STE. 210, Omaha, NE 68154, or call (402) 498-0400 to schedule an appointment. Our dentist can help you decide if this cosmetic dentistry treatment is proper for you and discuss alternative therapies.