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 and 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.
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.