Veneers are a popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry because they are a simple and effective solution for making minor changes to the appearance of your teeth. They consist of thin, custom-made porcelain shells that are attached to the front of the teeth. At Advanced Dental Solutions, we are proud to provide high-quality dental veneers in Anchorage to give our patients a smile they’ll love.
How Do Veneers Work?
Dental veneers are made of high strength, cosmetic porcelain. Veneers are similar to dental crowns as they are both bonded to the teeth, but instead of covering the tooth entirely, veneers only cover the front of the teeth. This means that less of the tooth surface must be prepared and shaved down to make room for the veneers to be placed.
The first, and most important step for dental veneers is to create a custom plan to meet your aesthetic and functional goals. Once you approve the design, it usually requires two appointments to have dental veneers placed.
On the first appointment, your teeth will be minimally prepared and shaped to receive the veneers. This creates enough room for the veneers to fit onto the tooth without creating a bulky look. Once the teeth are the right size, an impression will be taken of the prepared teeth. We’ll send it to a dental laboratory where the veneers are handcrafted. Temporary veneers are placed onto the prepared teeth to keep them protected until the permanent veneers are ready.
About two to four weeks later, after the completed veneers have returned from the dental lab, you will return to our office to have the temporary veneers removed and your new veneers bonded on. You can now enjoy years of a new, confident smile.