What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are attached to the very front of your teeth. These veneers can help to cover up imperfections and flaws that have you feeling badly about your smile. Veneers are thin and delicate, but durable and long-lasting. Most veneers can easily last for up to 10 years before replacement is necessary.
Why would Porcelain Veneers be needed?
You might need or want veneers because you have an imperfect smile. Your teeth might be stained, discolored, cracked, chipped or unevenly spaced. You might be wanting to look your best for a big event, like a wedding or reunion. The veneers are designed to cover your smile without the need for more invasive cosmetic work.
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most patients who want veneers can safely have the procedure done in our office. Your teeth should be healthy enough to have the veneers placed. Veneers are typically only placed at the very front of your smile. Older veneers can be replaced easily as they begin to show signs of wear or damage.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
begin the procedure by filing down your existing teeth. This helps the veneers to adhere more properly over the front of your smile. We then take impressions and use these molds to make the new porcelain veneers for you. You’ll come back in after a few weeks to have the new veneers placed. This takes some time, since we like to make sure that every veneer is placed perfectly. We then adjust the way that the veneers look so that they appear as natural as possible. You will be shocked at how different you look after having the veneers placed. Veneers are incredibly durable and can be brushed and flossed as you would your natural teeth. Your new veneers can last for years while providing you with a full, healthy-looking smile.
If you would like to learn more about veneers, call our office today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.