Many different factors can lead to the decision to invest in veneers, and just some of these can be tooth discoloration, crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, or chips. Veneers are porcelain dental laminate pieces that go on over the tooth and give the appearance of an entirely new tooth structure, and these can be used to improve the smiles and confidence of patients suffering from a myriad of different dental concerns.
At Island Dental Associates, the first step in getting veneers is a consultation with one of our dentists, as only a professional can determine if veneers are the right fit for you. If it is determined that veneers would be a good fit, then the process to have them placed can begin, and this will normally be comprised of a few steps.
The first step in the veneers process is the trimming of teeth in order to fit the porcelain veneer over the already existing tooth structure. The enamel of the tooth is trimmed using a filing tool that takes off the exact amount of tooth structure that will be replaced by the veneer, and not only does this ensure a better fit, but it also creates a more natural look. If this step was not taken, the veneer would look too thick to appear natural, causing the veneers to damage a smile rather than improving it.