What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are made of porcelain and are designed to essentially cover the front teeth. If your front teeth are flawed or imperfect, you might want to cover them rather than go through weeks or months of treatments. Veneers are made for each individual patient, so they look completely natural. You can expect new veneers to last for upwards of a decade before they may need to be replaced.
Why might Porcelain Veneers be needed?
It’s not uncommon for some of our patients to want veneers because they’re getting married or attending a big event. If your front teeth are chipped, stained, discolored, uneven, unevenly spaced or otherwise unsightly, it might be time to consider the power of porcelain veneers. Veneers are placed over each individual tooth and no one will even suspect that you have them. All they’ll see is a gorgeous, straight and perfectly white smile.
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Your front teeth should be otherwise healthy enough to have veneers placed. If the front teeth are decayed or very damaged, we may recommend other treatments before veneers can be made for you. If you have older veneers, we can easily remove and replace them here in our office. The majority of our patients who want veneers can safely come in to have the work done.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneer procedure?
The veneer procedure will begin with preparations to the front teeth. We slightly file down and buff the teeth so that there is enough room for the new veneers. This can prevent them from looking fake or bulky. We then take impressions of the front teeth and use these to make the actual veneers. You will come in after about one to two weeks to have the new permanent veneers placed. We place each veneer one-by-one to ensure that the finished look is natural, realistic and beautiful. You can care for your veneers as you would your natural teeth.
If you would like to learn more about veneers and how they’re placed, call us today so that we can get you in for a quick and convenient consultation appointment.