If you have a damaged tooth—particularly in the front of your mouth where it is visible when you speak or smile—you might have wondered if repairing it is possible. Perhaps you even worried that you would eventually have to have the tooth extracted.
With modern cosmetic dentistry, you have options. Veneers are one way to completely camouflage a damaged tooth, and Somerset, KY dentist Dr. Michael Pope is experienced in restoring smiles. In addition to covering up a damaged tooth, veneers can be used to correct cracks, chips, or gaps in your smile.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are translucent, ultra-thin covers that fit over the front of your tooth, primarily in the front of the mouth, restoring the teeth that are visible when you smile. Veneers are permanently attached to the teeth, giving you a very natural-looking tooth restoration. Because some of your teeth enamel must be removed to make room for the veneers, this is a permanent procedure.
How Does the Veneers Process Work?
After having your teeth thoroughly cleaned by one of our hygienists, Dr. Pope will make a mold of the tooth to be covered. The veneer will be made to match your natural teeth perfectly. (Some patients opt to have their teeth professionally whitened before undergoing the procedure.) A trusted lab will make a custom veneer that will blend in seamlessly with your other teeth.
When the veneer is ready, it will be placed flat on the tooth, and Dr. Pope will ensure that it is in line with the gums. Then it will be bonded into place permanently.
Find Out More About Veneers
Give our Somerset, KY dental practice a call to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Pope. He can talk to you about covering up a damaged tooth with natural-looking porcelain veneers. Give us a call today!