What are veneers?

Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can completely transform your smile. Dental veneers are extremely thin shells that fit over the front of the natural teeth to correct cosmetic dental flaws. Veneers are designed to look just like natural teeth; they are tooth shaped and are created from tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain or composite resin, to match the color of natural teeth.

Do I need veneers?

Our caring dentist, Anthony Shaia, may suggest dental veneers if you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile. Dental veneers can be used to correct cosmetic dental flaws such as:

  • Chipped or cracked (fractured) teeth
  • Very worn teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Spaces and gaps between the teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth
  • Discolored, yellowed, or stained teeth

Dental veneers can improve the appearance of these and other dental flaws, giving you a more beautiful, attractive smile. In most cases, dental veneers in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, can be completed in just two visits to our relaxing dental office.

What is the process for getting a dental veneer?

We will prepare your tooth for a dental veneer by shaping the tooth and removing some of the enamel. We will take an impression of your tooth and give you a temporary veneer while you wait to receive your permanent veneer.

At your next appointment, we will have the permanent veneer and will help ensure your veneer is a perfect fit for your tooth, making changes to its shape and color as needed. We will then clean your tooth and roughen it in a process known as etching to prepare it for bonding. We will attach your veneer to the tooth with a resin cement and then activate the cement with a light to harden it. After we clean out any leftover adhesive, your smile is good to go!

To learn more about how veneers can give you the smile of your dreams, we welcome you to call or visit us today at Shaia Dental Care.