Veneers are custom-made, very thin shells made from tooth-colored materials that are placed on and bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can be made from porcelain or resin composite materials.
Veneers help to improve the appearance of your teeth. They will add shape, color, and length to your teeth. They are used to fix teeth that are discolored, damaged, or uneven or to fill gaps between the teeth.
First, you will come in for a consultation in order for your dentist to examine your teeth and come up with a plan of action. Next, your dentists will remove ½ millimeter of enamel in order for the veneer to bond to that surface. Then, the veneer will be bonded to your teeth once it is in the right position. It will typically take three visits until your veneers are on fully.
The main advantages are that your teeth will have a better appearance and that they are stain-resistant.
Typically, veneers will last anywhere from 7 to 15 years depending on how well you care for them.
The team here at Union Street Dentistry will talk with you in detail about whether veneers are right for you. We have helped countless of our patients all throughout Albany and Schenectady see if veneers are the right option for their needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
When you have problems with the bones and joints in your jaw, bone grafting may be the answer. Following trauma to your bones, we can transplant bone tissue around an implanted device to help your bones grow correctly.
After finding that a bone graft is right for you, we can provide a tooth extraction and socket grafting. Through this procedure the remaining tooth socket should decrease in size and we will fill the hole to eliminate the cavity to avoid shifting teeth. In the end, your teeth will not only be aligned correctly, but they will also look great.
Call us today to discuss your needs, and we can help you decide if a dental implant, bone graft, or socket graft is right for you.