Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are bonded directly to the surfaces of your teeth. They are a simple but efficient way to improve your smile and have become an increasingly popular cosmetic dental treatment option in the last few years. Drs. Larry and Gary enjoy seeing their patients happy wearing their new smiles courtesy of veneers!
How can dental veneers help my smile?
Veneers are placed over teeth that are broken, cracked, discolored, or otherwise cosmetically unsightly. They are crafted to match the color and shape of the rest of your teeth and will perfect the tooth in question. If you are unhappy with any of your teeth, veneers are a quick and easy way to fix any imperfections.
Will veneers look like my natural teeth?
Porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to staining from coffee, tea or even cigarettes. They are custom-made and color-matched to blend in with your remaining teeth and match your smile. Once placed, they will look like natural teeth.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can brighten your smile for more than a decade with proper care. While your appliances are durable, it is still important to be mindful of them. Make sure that you are brushing and flossing around your veneers, and coming to the dentist every six months to have them evaluated. Do not bite directly into hard foods with your veneers. If your veneer becomes chipped or broken, call our office as soon as you can so that we can repair your appliance.
How are veneers placed?
The entire veneer process involves two appointments. To begin, we will first discuss what changes you want to make with your teeth. We will then evaluate your teeth to make sure that you are a good candidate for veneers. We will then take proper measurements and evaluate the rest of your teeth to make sure the veneer looks as natural as possible and then looks a natural as possible and then send the information to a lab where the device is crafted.
When the veneer is made and ready to be placed, we will prepare your tooth prior to placing the veneer. To do this, we will remove a small amount of enamel so that the veneer can fit into place. We will then bond the veneer to the tooth.