Porcelain Veneers in Edina, MN and Shakopee, MN
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
It’s possible over the years your teeth have become crooked, severely stained, or damaged; improve your smile, correct its imperfections, and give it a fresh, new appearance with dental veneers in Edina, MN and Shakopee, MN. As part of our cosmetic dentistry services, veneers are often used when teeth are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced, or crooked. They are natural in appearance and the perfect option for patients who want to make minor adjustments to the look of their smiles.
Veneers are typically used to fix:
The Veneers Process at Mint Dental
Veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth, which can change their color, shape, size, and/length. The best part? Little to no anesthesia is necessary. You and your cosmetic dentist in Edina, MN or Shakopee, MN can decide the need for a local anesthetic to numb the area if you choose.
The veneer placement process:
- Step 1: Prepping your tooth.
One of our trained Edina or Shakopee cosmetic dentists will remove a small portion of the enamel from the tooth surface. If necessary, we will place a temporary veneer on your tooth.
We will then make a model or impression of your tooth and send it out to a dental laboratory to have your veneer constructed.
- Step 2: Receive your permanent veneer.
Two to four weeks later, we will receive the veneer back from the laboratory and make a follow-up appointment.
Before we permanently cement the veneer to your tooth, we will place it on your tooth and examine its fit and color. If necessary, we will trim the veneer to achieve the proper fit.
- Step 3: The bonding process.
To prepare for the bonding process, we will clean, polish, and etch your tooth, which will roughen the tooth and allow for a strong bond.
A special cement will be applied to the veneer, which will then be placed on your tooth.
Once properly positioned, we will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which will activate the chemicals in the cement and cause it to harden.
Once dry, we will remove any excess cement, evaluate your bite, and make any final adjustments to the veneer if necessary.
- Step 4: Taking care of your veneers.
Dental veneers do not require any special care, other than the typical dental care routine. Simply continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash.
Veneers are also highly resistant to permanent staining and have a long lifespan and stability than traditional bonding.
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