Dental veneers can be placed on the surface of crooked, misshaped, or badly stained teeth to enhance their appearance. A dental veneer is a thin shell made of composite or porcelain which is cemented onto the front of a tooth transforming the shape and/or color. Dr. Harbin and Dr. Kempton may recommend dental veneers for teeth that are too short, discolored, chipped, crooked, misshaped, or unevenly spaced. With a longer life expectancy than dental bonding, veneers are highly resistant to staining caused by tea, coffee, or smoking.
Your veneers are created by a dental lab technician working with our dentists, and typically require three appointments for treatment planning, preparation, and application. Following your consultation with our dentists, you will need to return to Otsego Dental Group to have your teeth prepared. Dr. Harbin or Dr. Kempton may lightly buff the teeth to remove about a half millimeter of enamel so your teeth can accommodate the veneers. We will also take a mold of the teeth and send it to our dental lab to create the final veneers.
At the final appointment, the dentist will clean your teeth with special chemicals that create a bond and then apply the cement and the veneer to the tooth. Finally, a light is used to harden the cement holding the veneer.
After two weeks, you will have a follow-up appointment to determine if any changes need to be made. It is important that you brush and floss daily to keep your veneers bright. You are welcome to contact our office at (989) 448‑2664 with any questions about receiving dental veneers in Gaylord, Michigan.