Dental veneers are often the difference between a pretty smile and a show-stopping smile. These thin shells of strong, tooth-colored material disguise a multitude of cosmetic flaws, bringing stunning symmetry to the mouth. The doctors at Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry offer two options in veneers, to suit every grin from Fairfield Township throughout the greater Cincinnati area.
- Minor misalignment.
- Enamel flaws – chips, cracks, pits, and bumps.
- Teeth that look too long or short.
- Worn down teeth.
- Stubborn discoloration that won’t respond to professional whitening.
- Old, dark dental work.
- Gaps between teeth.
In-office veneers are created chairside, from dental bonding material. This can be a one or two visit process, since the dentist creates the veneers on site, from the same material used for tooth-colored fillings. This economical technique is usually used when a patient would like a reversible option.
When two to eight “smile teeth” in an arch are to be veneered, the dentist usually recommends lab fabricated veneers. They are crafted from lustrous porcelain, the closest match to hardness and luminescence of natural tooth enamel available. These veneers are fabricated off-site at a professional dental laboratory.
Regardless of which type of veneers you choose; the initial process is similar. Teeth are prepped, removing a small amount of surface enamel. This allows veneers to seat well and look natural.
Impressions are taken of prepared teeth, and used to design the veneers. In-office veneers are shaped and placed while you wait. If your veneers come from a lab, expect to return in about two weeks to have them bonded into place.
Dental veneers are stain resistant and strong, lasting many years with good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.
Call (513) 815-3188
in Western Hills or (513) 815-3166
in Fairfield to schedule a veneers consultation at Patel & Dornhecker Dentistry.
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