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Hastings & Havlik Family Dentistry
Hastings & Havlik Family Dentistry
The Hastings family at the dental office Dr. Myles Hastings and Dr. Bill Havlik installing a sign Dr. Chris Havlik and Dr. Bill Havlik A group around a dentistry-themed parade float A child and a dental hygienist smiling after tooth cleaning Dr. Chris Havlik and Dr. Myles Hastings using toothbrushes as lightsabers The whole staff theme at a Christmas party A child in a dentistry-themed parade float Dr. Myles Hastings giving a training A Halloween presentation at the dentist's office

Veneers

service_veneers.jpgVeneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are esthetically pleasing.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are not recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.