What are dental veneers?
Watch the video below to learn more about dental veneers. Dr. Jerry Chueng answers frequently asked questions.
We offer a wide variety of services at Bright Smile Dental in Powell, Ohio, but the one we emphasize most is our family dentistry practice because that's the most all-encompassing service needed by most of our patients. The reason our family dental practice is so critical to the community is that it helps to promote good oral hygiene which is necessary for a lifetime.
We endeavor to educate our patients as much as possible, so they understand the importance of oral health, and the critical role it can play in your general health and well-being. One of the most important aspects of our family dental practice is a normal teeth-cleaning appointment, and these are so important because they help to maintain healthy teeth and gums, and they help to prevent tooth decay and tooth loss.
We recommend that you have biannual teeth-cleaning appointments so that you can be sure you don't have any buildup of nasty substances in the mouth which can promote tooth decay and infections. On a typical teeth-cleaning appointment with us, you or your children will be greeted with a beverage and a snack, and possibly some reading material while you're waiting to be served. Then we'll review your medical history and check your blood pressure, and if necessary will take x-rays of your mouth to be sure of any developments there.
We'll check your gums to make sure there are no signs of gum disease, and then we'll proceed to carry out tartar and stain removal. Then we'll use suitably gritty toothpaste to accomplish a good tooth-polishing, and we'll apply fluoride if that is your desire. As the last part of your biannual teeth cleaning appointment, we will review with you or your child all the proper techniques for brushing and flossing, so you can do your part in maintaining good oral hygiene.
Apart from our outstanding family dental practice, we also provide same-day emergency dental services whenever you have any crisis with oral health. This might be due to an accident that caused one of your teeth to be broken or chipped, or it might be a toothache that just got out of control. Whatever the crisis maybe, we'd like you to call us right away and arrange for service as soon as possible, rather than wait for office hours on the next day.
About Dental Veneers
When you're searching for 'dental veneers near me' or a 'dental veneer near me', we hope you'll find Bright Smile Dental at the top of your list, because we are the Powell, Ohio dental practice you should visit if you're interested in having quality veneers installed. Patients generally think about having dental veneers installed when they wish to bring about cosmetic improvements to their smile and to increase their self-confidence.
Veneers are thin, plastic coverings that can cover up a wide variety of dental problems and issues, among them stained teeth, chipped, cracked, or worn teeth, and gaps that have developed between some of your front teeth. The thin coverings which are applied to the front part of your teeth are made of different types of material, and you'll have to consult your personal dentist to know which material is best suited for your circumstances.
Some of the most popular types of veneers are porcelain, because of their strong and long-lasting quality, as well as their natural-looking appearance and their resistance to all kinds of stains. Composite resin veneers are probably the easiest to install, and they generally are less expensive than porcelain veneers. The drawback to the composite resin veneers is that they're not quite as strong as porcelain, nor are they as wear-resistant.
On the other hand, it's very easy to repair these types of veneers, so if anything does go wrong, it's a simple matter to fix them and get them back in place. The procedure for installing a dental veneer calls for the removal of a small amount of enamel from the front and side of your tooth. When porcelain veneers are to be installed, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth and send it to a dental lab so the veneer can be made.
It might take a few days for veneers to be completed at the lab, and during this period, your dentist will probably install a temporary veneer. At the next visit, your completed veneer will be applied to the tooth and the fit and shape will be checked, with any adjustments being performed on the spot. Then the tooth will be completely cleaned, and the veneers will be bonded to them, more or less permanently.
In the case of composite resin veneers, these can be applied directly to the teeth after they've been prepared, and after the material has been sculpted into the proper shape. Then a special light will be used to harden the composite material so that it bonds directly to your teeth. After this, the veneers will be smoothed and polished, so that they have the appearance of natural teeth.
Our Other Services
Some of the other services we provide that you may need to avail yourself of at some point in time include the implementation of dentures, fillings, or crowns. We can also provide expert oral surgery to carry out root canal procedures, removal of wisdom teeth, and dental implants when you have a missing tooth that needs to be replaced.
For cosmetic dentistry, we can provide Botox injections, teeth-whitening services that will enhance your smile significantly, and a whole smile-rejuvenation process that will re-work your smile and make it much more appealing. For our patients who have had a lifelong fear of dental procedures, we can provide sedation dentistry on request, so that you can be much more comfortable and relaxed during any procedure you must undergo.
How Veneers Work
To get the perfect veneer fit, mouth impressions are taken and sent to a state-of-the-art laboratory where the veneer fabrication will take place based on your specific dental needs.
Once completed, the veneers are bonded to your existing teeth and slight adjustments are made to ensure they feel and look nature to you.