Veneers can be an excellent addition to your smile makeover because they improve several imperfections such as:
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
- Gaps or uneven spacing
- Inadequate gum-to-tooth ratio
Dr. Andersen will assess your teeth in order to determine whether you are a candidate for no-preparation veneers or traditional veneers. Dr. Andersen personally designs your new smile and communicates her expectations with a master ceramist to ensure the proper shape, color, and size.
The end result is your teeth will have better shape and color after your veneers are placed. Crooked or misaligned teeth will appear straighter, and your overall appearance will improve.
Dr. Andersen uses veneers of different thicknesses, depending upon the degree of misalignment of the teeth. With this technique, she can straighten even very crooked teeth in as little as two visits.
Your procedure will vary depending on which type of veneers Dr. Andersen recommends. The traditional approach to veneer application generally involves some tooth preparation and reduction of enamel. It is recommended for those with very damaged, misaligned, or discolored teeth. The no-prep or minimal-prep techniques bond a smooth coating of ceramic over the teeth for a seamless finish with minimum tooth reduction.
Veneers are created in a lab by a master ceramist and can take one to three weeks to craft. Dr. Andersen will provide you with temporary veneers at your preparation appointment to wear during this time, which will mimic your new smile and provide a beautiful smile until your permanent veneers are ready to be placed.