A veneer is a thin, tooth-shaped shell designed to cover the front side of a tooth to improve its appearance. At Kik Dental, we custom design veneers and manufacture them in a specialized dental laboratory based on impressions of your teeth. Veneers are made from medical-grade porcelain designed to mimic the shape and color of natural teeth.
Dental veneers are a popular choice for smile makeovers because they offer excellent application versatility. They can correct cosmetic issues, including stains, chips, misalignments, and even gaps between teeth. They are also stain-resistant so that you can enjoy a beautiful white smile for years!
The Procedure for Dental Veneers
Veneers are typically made from porcelain, though they can also be made with resin composite materials that match the patient’s tooth color. Our dentists use dental veneers to straighten slightly misaligned teeth, close spaces between teeth, or conceal any imperfections in the smile. Sometimes, veneers can be used for restorative purposes, such as fixing minor chips or tooth cracks. In most cases, patients choose dental veneers for aesthetic reasons.
Dental veneer treatment begins with a consultation appointment where the dentist will first discuss the patient's smile goals and assess their oral condition to determine candidacy. Before the tooth is prepared for a veneer, it is slightly reduced in size to allow for the thickness of the veneer. An impression of the prepared tooth is then taken and sent to the dental laboratory where the veneer will be fabricated. During this time, the patient will wear a temporary veneer to protect the prepared tooth until the final veneer is received from the laboratory. Once the final veneer is ready, it will be bonded to the tooth and the treatment process will be complete.
The Advantages of Dental Veneers
Veneers provide several aesthetic benefits, such as improving the appearance of imperfect teeth or altering their color. However, they are also beneficial from a health point of view. For example, they can help strengthen your teeth and prevent future damage. Additionally, they are stain-resistant and can last for many years if you take good care of them.
Veneers are a practical option for treating cosmetic dental issues because they offer a natural look and are long-lasting. Many people find that their smile is the first thing people notice about them and that they feel better about themselves once they improve their smiles with veneers.
Dental veneers can be an excellent option for patients seeking solutions for various smile concerns. If you are considering getting veneers, visit Kik Dental at 403 S 11th St Suite 200, Boise, Idaho 83702, or call (208) 342-3440 to schedule a consultation appointment.