What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that look and even feel like your real, natural teeth. Veneers can be used to cover imperfections that cause your smile to look less than perfect. Veneers can create a whiter, brighter and fuller-looking smile without any invasive procedures being done. Your veneers can last for about a decade before they should be replaced.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure because their main purpose is to cover up flaws and imperfects at the front of your smile. Most people who want veneers can have them easily placed over existing teeth. Some reasons to consider veneers include:
• Your teeth are chipped, cracked or fractured
• Your teeth are stained or discolored
• Your teeth are uneven or you have a gummy-looking smile
• You don’t like the way that your teeth look
• You have spaces and gaps between your teeth
What makes you a good candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers require little to absolutely no anesthetic, so they’re ideal for most patients. You will come in for an exam and consultation before the veneers are placed. Your new veneers can last for about a decade, so they’re a viable alternative to most other restorative options. Veneers can help in enhancing and even perfecting the look of your smile.
What can you expect when having the Porcelain Veneer procedure?
The first step to placing veneers is preparing the existing teeth. This is done by slightly roughing the surface of your front teeth so that the veneers sit more comfortably on top of them. Impressions are taken so that new veneers are made just for you. Your next appointment involves placing the veneers and filing them down. You may need to have your porcelain veneers adjusted several times before they fit and feel comfortable. Your new veneers can last for about a decade and we will check them at each of your dental appointments to ensure they’re secure and fitting well.
If you would like to have porcelain veneers placed and want to learn more about this procedure, call our office today so that one of our helpful staff members can further assist you.