Dental accidents happen. Chewing ice, engaging in contact sports, and taking a spill, for example, can result in chipped, jagged teeth. Having broken teeth can be embarrassing and make it difficult to smile with confidence. It is crucial to address dental injuries sooner rather than later because they can lead to infection, causing you to lose the damaged teeth altogether. Porcelain veneers are used to correct several cosmetic dental imperfections including the appearance of chipped teeth. Dr. Julie Gum creates customized veneers that match the exact shade of your natural teeth to give you a stunning, chip-free smile.
Benefits of Veneers
If your tooth has chipped, you can quickly fix the issue by getting a porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers have the following benefits for patients with chipped teeth:
- Correction of dental injuries
- Look like your natural teeth
- Color-matched to the exact shade of your existing teeth
- Stain resistant surface
- Strengthen weakened teeth
- Long-lasting effects
- Comfortable procedure
Correcting your chipped tooth or teeth with veneers is a two-phase process that takes only two weeks from start to finish.
First, Dr. Gum takes a mold of your teeth to create veneers that are tailored to your exact tooth anatomy. This step ensures a personalized result that blends seamlessly with your other teeth. A thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth or teeth being treated so that the new veneer fits perfectly without additional bulkiness. A temporary veneer will be adhered to protect the surface and preserve your smile while the permanent veneers are constructed.
One or two weeks after your initial appointment, your new porcelain veneers will be ready. Before they are permanently attached to your teeth, Dr. Gum will compare them to the surrounding teeth to ensure they are the right color, shape, and size. Due to the gentle nature of this process, anesthesia is not necessary. Phase two is a quick and easy fix, and patients can enjoy their beautiful results immediately following their veneers treatment.