What Can Veneers Do for Me?
January 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

There are countless successful dental procedures that can help to restore a smile beautifully. A healthy smile is the right color, shape veneersand alignment. If your teeth could use some improvement in any of these things, veneers may be the answer. A Reno, NV dentist from Kuhn Family Dentistry, such as Dr. Melinda Kuhn, can help determine whether or not this is a viable dental option for you.

What are Veneers?

Veneers is a wafer-thin layer of porcelain that substitutes natural tooth enamel. When they are bonded to the teeth, they create a natural-looking surface. This is because porcelain is tough and clear and doesn’t stain like tooth enamel can and does. Veneers can be made so thin that they can be bonded directly to your existing tooth surface. This makes the process simple and pain-free.

Veneers can help with:

  1. Color
  2. Size & shape
  3. Alignment
  4. Shaping

Unfortunately, veneers aren't always the answer. Dr. Melinda Kuhn can help determine these situations. If someone has severely misaligned teeth or a large gap, orthodontics may be a better option. Also, if a patient has lost a lot of tooth structure because of trauma or decay, it may be better to restore the smile with crowns or dental implants rather than veneers.

What Veneers Can Do For Your Smile in Reno

Veneers can create a perfect-looking smile with bright white, evenly spaced and aligned teeth. A model of your teeth is created in which wax veneers can be placed to demonstrate how veneers can benefit your smile. Once you and Dr. Kuhn agree on the type of veneers that you desire, your teeth will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel. Molds of the teeth are made and used by a dental lab to create your custom veneers. During this time, you will receive a temporary set of veneers to wear during the time they are creating your permanent ones.

To learn more about what Dr. Kuhn can offer you in terms of veneers, call Kuhn Family Dentistry in Reno, NV today at (775) 829-9331.