Make Your Smile Pop with Veneers

Dental veneers provide a quick and easy way to get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. This cosmetic procedure can correct stains, chips, and other tooth imperfections without the need for surgery or orthodontics. With just a few office visits, you can make a dramatic change in your appearance and gain the self-confidence that comes with knowing that you look your best. 

You’ll get the best results with dental veneers if you work with an experienced dental professional. Benedict Kim, DDS of A Caring Dental Group in Cleveland, Ohio, has the expertise necessary to ensure that you get the results you want. Dr. Kim applies dental veneers with professional skill and an eye for aesthetic perfection so your results look and feel as natural as possible.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers consist of thin shells of durable tooth-colored material that cover the front part of your affected teeth. They can succeed in changing the size, color, or shape of damaged teeth. While dental veneers don’t provide permanent results, they can last between 10-15 years with proper oral care.

Dental veneers come in two different materials: porcelain and composite. Dr. Kim helps you choose the material that’s right for you, depending on the condition of your teeth and your cosmetic goals. Each type of material provides different benefits.

Porcelain dental veneers provide the strongest and longest-lasting material. The surface looks more natural because it reflects the light in a similar way to natural teeth. Porcelain veneers also have the highest stain-resisting properties.

Composite (resin) dental veneers usually provide cost savings when compared to porcelain, as they require fewer office visits for application. But while their stain resistance and strength don’t match porcelain veneers, composites are easily repaired without the need for replacement if damage occurs.

Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Kim customizes these shells to fit each individual tooth perfectly. He also works to ensure that each veneer matches the color of your untouched teeth so your results blend together for a natural look.

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

The first step in getting dental veneers involves removing about one-half millimeter of enamel from each damaged tooth to make room for the new layer that the dental veneer will provide. This is accomplished with a handheld sanding tool.

After removing the enamel, Dr. Kim takes a mold of your teeth. A dental lab uses this impression to manufacture your veneers to the dentist’s specifications. This ensures that each veneer fits the exact size and contours of the tooth it covers. 

When your dental veneers arrive at A Caring Dental Group, you’ll return to the office for a fitting appointment. To apply your dental veneers, Dr. Kim does the following:

  1. Temporarily places each veneer on the appropriate tooth to confirm fit and color
  2. Trims the veneer as needed to ensure proper fit
  3. Cleans, polishes, and dries each tooth to ensure that bacteria don’t get trapped between the veneer and your natural tooth
  4. Etches the surface of the tooth to facilitate a strong bonding process
  5. Paints a very thin coating of bonding material to the veneer
  6. Presses the veneer in place over each tooth
  7. Applies a special light beam over each veneer to activate the bonding material and speed the drying process
  8. Removes any excess cement
  9. Checks your bite to confirm appropriate placement

Are dental veneers right for me?

Dental veneers can correct a wide range of tooth imperfections. They offer the benefit of a dramatic change with little time, discomfort, or inconvenience. Dental veneers may be right for you if you want to correct any of the following issues:

You don’t have to live with the embarrassment of an imperfect smile. Schedule online or call our office at 216-251-8826 to arrange a consultation and find out what dental veneers can do for you.

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