Restoring teeth has never been easier than with veneers. At Druger Bundy Dental Associates, our Lumberton family dentist can recreate the natural look of real teeth with porcelain veneers. Teeth that were previously misshapen or stained can now look new again with natural looking veneers.
Veneers are made from thin shells that cover the front of the teeth. They’re custom made by our Lumberton family dentist out of thin pieces of porcelain, which is the most favored material used for veneers. Porcelain’s natural look and feel are closest to that of regular teeth, and they also provide the same kind of strength. They’re comparable in strength even to natural tooth enamel, which makes them perfect for restoring teeth back to a more natural, aesthetically pleasing state. Those who desire veneers are usually looking to change the shape, size or color of their teeth. Those with broken, misshapen or gapped teeth can also benefit from veneers. They are most often used in the front of the teeth. The first step will be to have a consultation with our dentist, who will talk with you about your options and what solutions there are. We take your wants and needs into consideration before deciding on the right shape and size veneer for your teeth.
After your initial consultation, we’ll create the actual veneers, which are actually several layers that replace the original tooth enamel. Before applying veneers, our Lumberton family dentist will need to remove a small amount of your original tooth enamel in order to make room for the veneers. It’s usually only less than a millimeter, which is extremely small. This allows the veneers to fit comfortably in the mouth and to ensure a perfect appearance. A light sensitive resin bond is then applied between the original tooth and the veneer, to make sure the veneer is properly cemented. A special curing light is then used to harden the resin bond. Because the veneers are individually custom made for each patient, they look lifelike and it is almost impossible to tell the difference. They are also resistant to coffee stains, cigarette smoke and other substance stains.