In a lot of cases, the word "veneer" does not have a good meaning. Veneer usually means that there is a thin layer of preservative over something - such as furniture-to preserve it. However, the word veneer can also be used to mean something awesome. We use veneers all the time to make sure that our patients have perfect, healthy smiles. If you don't know about the use of veneers to give you a great smile, Zhou Dental Care can tell you all about them. Let's talk about veneers and what they are used for.
What Are Veneers?
You might think veneers are a clear coating we put over your teeth to make them shiny, but actually dental veneers are something else entirely. Veneers are thin shells that fit over your natural teeth. Usually, veneers are made out of porcelain, but some veneers are made from composite material. Each veneer is made to fit one patient's mouth, which makes your veneers completely unique from anyone else's. We can use veneers to cover up a lot of problems with your teeth. You can have veneers for your upper jaw, your lower jaw, or both.
Veneers have a fairly long history. A dentist in 1920s Hollywood made veneers for monster movies. Actors who had bad teeth came to him to have veneers put on their teeth, and they looked so good, other people asked for them as well. While stars were the first people to get veneers, they have filtered down over time to everyone. If you want veneers, you can get them.
What Are Veneers Used For?
We can fix issues with your teeth using veneers. If you have teeth that are broken or cracked, they can be covered with veneers. Chipped teeth can also be covered with veneers, no matter how many chipped teeth you have. One of the best things about veneers is that we can fix multiple issues with your teeth all at one time. We can cover all of your cracked, chipped or broken teeth with one set of veneers. We also use veneers to fix teeth that are discolored. People have discolored teeth for many different reasons. If they use tobacco, their teeth may be yellow. Caffeine use or medication can also discolor teeth, as can accidents or injuries. Veneers can make your discolored teeth look white and beautiful again.
How Can I Get Veneers?
To begin the veneers process, you need to come in and see us. We will talk to you about veneers, and examine your mouth. We need to make sure that you are a good candidate for veneers. If we think you're a good candidate, the next step is to make impressions of your teeth, so that we can make the perfect veneers for you. When your veneers are ready to try, we look at them to make sure they complement your skin, eyes and hair. Then, we'll sand down your teeth a little to make the veneers adhere better to your natural teeth, and we put the veneers on using dental cement. You're on your way to a whiter, brighter smile. If you have teeth that aren't perfect, and you want them to be, give Zhou Dental Care a call at 503-282-3884.