Questions about Dental Veneers
Bismarck, Garrison – North Dakota
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a very thin dental restoration, about one eighth of an inch thick, which covers the front of your tooth to give it the appearance of a new size, shape, and/or color.
Are there different types of dental veneers?
At Deeter Dental, we offer two types of dental veneers: direct and indirect. Direct dental veneers are created in the office and applied directly to the front of your tooth without any preparation necessary. Porcelain veneers, or indirect veneers, are very thin pieces of porcelain created in one of our specialized dental labs. Porcelain veneers require your teeth to be prepared before the veneers are created by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel.
How are dental veneers made?
Direct dental veneers are made by applying several very thin layers of putty-like dental composite to the surface of your teeth and sculpting it into a natural-looking tooth shape. This is very similar to tooth bonding and does not require any enamel to be removed from the surface of your tooth.
Indirect porcelain veneers are created after an impression is taken of your prepared tooth or teeth and sent to a highly specialized dental lab. The impression of your teeth is used to create very thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain which are affixed to the front surface of your teeth with a strong dental adhesive.
What are my choices concerning the size, shape, and color of my dental veneers?
You have virtually endless choices regarding the size, shape and color of your dental veneers. You may choose to have larger or smaller teeth, more square or round veneers, and you may choose from a wide range of tints and colors, from extremely white to a more natural looking tint. Because of their versatility, dental veneers are often used in smile makeovers to help create a completely new smile.
How experienced is Deeter Dental at creating dental veneers?
Our Bismarck cosmetic dentists have attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the premier cosmetic dentistry school in the United States, where they received the training necessary to create natural looking dental veneers. In addition, our dentists have been creating dental veneers for a number of years and possess a great deal of skill and experience performing the procedure. You may request to view some of our before and after photos to see samples of our skill and artistry.
Will people be able to tell that I have dental veneers?
Dental veneers are a very natural looking restoration, and most people will not even know you have undergone cosmetic dentistry work. Most patients find that their friends and family ask if they have lost weight, had a facelift, or taken a vacation, but very rarely will people pinpoint the source of your new, confident smile.
Schedule a Consultation
Please contact our Bismarck cosmetic dentists today to learn more about dental veneers. We serve patients at our Bismarck, North Dakota office, and welcome residents of surrounding areas. Call our Bismarck office at 701.222.1800 or our Garrison office at 701.463.2884.