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3 Pieces of Dental Technology Used for Perfecting Veneers

Posted by tPed

If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your smile, there are a variety of different cosmetic solutions out there that can help. Dental veneers have become increasingly popular over the years because of their ability to transform multiple aspects of your smile at once. In order to make it all possible, there are a few pieces of much needed technology that contribute to the beautiful, finished results. Continue reading to learn more about them.

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers are shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are placed over the front-facing surfaces of the teeth in order to mask cosmetic imperfections. The durable, natural-looking materials used are able to conceal a single damaged tooth or a mouthful of cosmetic flaws. Generally, veneers are used to address teeth that are chipped, gapped, misaligned, misshapen, discolored, undersized, and more.

What Types of Technology Play a Role?

Thanks to the following innovations, veneers are able to be made as convenient, yet flawless as possible:

Computer Imaging

Did you know that you can see your new smile before you even get veneers? If you’re nervous about what the results will be, your anxiety can be eased thanks to computer imaging. This simply uses a software that modifies a current photo of your smile and transforms it into what you will look like when you have veneers. This is great for coming up with a gameplan for your smile makeover.

Digital Photography

In order to get the beautiful results that you’re looking for, it’s important to have an accurate, high-resolution photograph in order to transfer all the unique information about your smile to the dental lab. This is especially important for accurate color-matching, but also a necessity to capture the shape, size, length, and position of the teeth. This helps for the laboratory to create the perfect final outcome for your smile.

Temporary Veneers

It takes a few weeks for your permanent veneers to be made. In the meantime, you are given a set of temporary veneers. Ultimately, this gives patients the ability to try out their veneers for a while to get used to how they look and feel before the final ones are ready to be adhered to the teeth.

These techniques and technologies can really help to perfect those minor details when it comes to veneers and help you to feel more comfortable in the process. This way, you are a step closer to achieving the smile of your dreams!

About the Author

Dr. Thaddeus Michalski is an experienced dentist who has been working in the field for more than two decades. After spending four years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, he pursued his education and earned his dental doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. In addition to completing countless hours of continuing education, he is affiliated with numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Connecticut Dental Association. For more information on veneers or to schedule a consultation at his office in Rocky Hill, visit his website or call (860) 563-4544.