What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of white porcelain that are placed over the front teeth. They are meant to cover imperfections and flaws that cause you to feel badly about your appearance. Veneers are made for each patient, so they look as natural and realistic as possible. They can last for about 10 or more years depending on the amount of wear they receive.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
Porcelain veneers are durable and incredibly lightweight restorations that require minimal work to place. In fact, little to no anesthetic is even required to place your new veneers. Some of the problems that veneers can cover include:
- Chips and cracks
- Spaces and gaps
- Uneven teeth
- An unsightly smile
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
The majority of patients who want porcelain veneers can safely have the procedure done in our office. Your front teeth should be otherwise healthy, and we’ll perform an exam to ensure that veneers are the right choice for you. Your new veneers are easy to care for and can be brushed and flossed like your natural teeth. Older veneers can and should be replaced as they show signs of wear.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
You will come into the office and have your front teeth slightly buffed and filed down. This will ensure that the new veneers fit well and adhere to the teeth perfectly. Impressions help us to make your brand new veneers so that they look completely natural. You will then come back in for a second visit to have the new veneers placed. Once they are firmly placed over each of your front teeth, you can experience the joy of having a fully transformed smile. You might choose to get veneers for a big event, like a wedding, or just because you’re ready to make a change to your appearance and your current smile.
If you think you may want or need porcelain veneers, call the office today so that we can get you in for a conveniently scheduled appointment.