What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a great way to cover up any flaws and minor imperfections at the front of your smile. Rather than feel badly about the way that you look, porcelain veneers can provide you with a full, healthy-looking smile. Despite how thin and delicate veneers are, they are long-lasting and durable. You can expect your new veneers to last for 10 or more years with the proper maintenance and care.
Why might Porcelain Veneers be needed?
Your front teeth might be discolored, stained, have spaces and gaps or just cause you to feel insecure about your appearance. You might be looking for a way to completely transform your look for a big event, like a wedding. Regardless of what you’re looking to cover up, veneers can be a great way to make a dramatic change to your appearance. Veneers are easy to make and place, requiring just two visits into the office.
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most patients who want or need veneers can safely have them placed over the front of their smile. Ideally, your front teeth should be otherwise healthy and free of tooth decay. Veneers are often better suited to older teens and adults who want to transform their look. If you have older veneers that are showing signs of wear, we will recommend having them replaced with new restorations.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneer procedure?
The procedure will begin by slightly roughing up the front teeth. This helps to make room for the new veneers so that they don’t look bulky, while helping the veneers to adhere better to your teeth. Impressions are carefully taken so that we are able to have molds to make the new veneers. Your veneers are then placed over your front teeth at a second appointment. We make any minor adjustments that are needed before revealing your new smile to you. You can treat your veneers as you would your natural teeth, and you should still brush and floss around them daily.
If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.