Looking to Improve Your Smile? Ask Us About Veneers

Most people have some aspect of their smile that they dislike. Whether it is a chipped tooth, a large gap between the two front teeth, deep stains, or another common cosmetic issue, veneers in Cleveland Heights OH are a simple and inexpensive way to transform your smile.

What Are Veneers?

A veneer is a thin shell made from porcelain and ceramic that Dr. Joseph Walker or Dr. Lakiesha Thicklin affixes to the front of your tooth to disguise a minor imperfection. Your dentist may also place the veneer behind your two front teeth to make the gap less obvious. Our laboratory technicians design a customized veneer for you that matches the size, shape, and shade of your teeth as closely as possible.

What to Expect When Receiving a Dental Veneer

After providing you with medication to eliminate discomfort, Dr. Walker or Dr. Thicklin start the procedure by removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth you would like treated with a veneer. For most patients, the amount of enamel removed is less than one-eighth of a millimeter. The reason your dentist needs to remove some tooth enamel is to ensure that the veneer fits properly without the treated tooth sticking out further than the rest.

Next, Dr. Walker or Dr. Thicklin apply a strong dental adhesive to the back of the veneer and place it on your tooth. After several minutes have gone by, your dentist directs the beam of a curing light toward your tooth to allow the adhesive material to dry as quickly as possible. Once your dentist feels confident that the veneer will remain firmly attached to your tooth, the last step is to trim any adhesive material still sticking out from behind the veneer.

With proper attention paid to oral healthcare, most veneers last around 10 years before requiring a replacement. We encourage you to brush and floss at least twice a day and visit Easton Dental for a cleaning and exam every six months. Additionally, be sure to avoid frequent consumption of dark-colored foods or drinks and do not chew on any non-food items.

Are you ready to learn more about veneers in Cleveland Heights OH? Please contact us to request a cosmetic dentistry consultation today.