What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are attached to the front teeth. They are used to cover minor flaws and imperfections at the front of your smile. Most veneers can last for 10 or more years before replacement may be needed. Veneers are easy to make and place, and they can help you to feel more confident in the way that you look.
Why would Porcelain Veneers be needed?
Veneers can cover an array of flaws that you might currently have. Rather than undergo more complex cosmetic treatment, veneers simply attach to your existing front teeth. Despite being thin and delicate, they are long-lasting, durable and resilient. Some of the reasons you’d want to consider veneers include:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Spaces and large gaps
- Uneven-looking teeth
- Jagged or sharp-looking teeth
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are best placed on otherwise healthy adult teeth. If your front teeth are decayed or exhibiting any other dental problems, we may recommend other treatments. Most of our patients who want to have veneers placed can come in for the procedure. Your veneers can be a wonderful way to transform your appearance for a confidence boost or before a big, special event.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneer procedure?
We will buff and slightly file down the front teeth. This helps to prevent the veneers from looking bulky. Impressions are taken and used to make the actual permanent porcelain veneers. You will be scheduled to come in after about one to two weeks to have the veneers placed. This second appointment will take some time, since we carefully apply each veneer to every individual front tooth. The veneers are then adjusted to improve their appearance. You will be amazed at just how different you look after having veneers placed. You can and should floss around and brush your veneers as you would your natural teeth.
If you’d like to learn more about veneers and how they can transform your smile, call us today to speak with one of our professional team members.