A dental veneer is a covering placed over the visible outside area of a tooth. Generally, Encore Family Dentistry will suggest applying veneers only on teeth that show when you talk or smile.
Veneers can be applied directly or indirectly. The direct technique is usually called “bonding.” In it, Dr. Castiblanco places a composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding material.
Having a tooth treated with the indirect technique usually involves making two appointments. At the first appointment, Dr. Castiblanco will prepare your teeth, take impressions and give the teeth a temporary cover. Then, we’ll have a laboratory fabricate porcelain or pressed ceramic veneers to fit you precisely. The lab’s specialization in this kind of work helps us assure that you will end up with esthetically pleasing results. When we receive your veneers from the lab – usually in one week – you’ll come back to our office so Dr. Castiblanco can remove the temporary coverings and bond the veneers to your teeth.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that we have to remove much less tooth material and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Dr. Castiblanco recommends veneers, also, for teeth with large fillings or little tooth structure.
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