What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are tiny and thin shells of porcelain that will be attached to the front of your smile. These veneers can be used to cover minor and even major imperfections to create that gorgeous, white smile you’ve always wanted. Regardless of how thin these veneers actually are, they are durable and can last for upwards of 10 years. This makes them a wonderful alternative to some other cosmetic procedures available.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
Veneers can be used to cover up imperfections that are causing you to feel badly about your appearance. They are custom-made so that they look completely natural. Some of the flaws that your veneers can cover include:
- Discoloration and staining
- Chips, cracks or small fractures
- Gaps and spaces
- Uneven teeth
Who is a good candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most patients who want veneers can safely have the procedure done in our office. In order for veneers to work effectively, the front teeth need to be otherwise healthy. If you have areas of decay or other problems, we may suggest treatment before the veneers are placed. Veneers are ideal for patients who are looking for a quick and noninvasive way to transform their smile.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
The first step is to lightly buff the front teeth. Not only will this help to create a more even-looking smile, but it improves the new veeners’ ability to adhere to the front teeth. We then take impressions and use these molds to craft porcelain veneers specifically for you. Your second appointment involves coming in and having the actual veneers placed. We make sure to get them on the front of your teeth perfectly, so this can take some time to do. Slight adjustments are made to improve the fit and feel of the new veneers and you can have them replaced just as easily if they begin to show signs of wear.
If you would like to change your smile with the help of porcelain veneers, call us today and we will be happy to get you in for an appointment.