Porcelain veneers are a permanent cosmetic enhancement to one’s smile. Made from porcelain, a veneer is a tooth-shaped enhancement that is cemented over the front sides of teeth to produce the appearance of a white, straight, and proportionate smile. Placed by our dentist, veneers can conceal a multitude of smile flaws so that patients enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, vibrant looking smile. Following are some answers to frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers.
Why are veneers made from porcelain?
Veneers are handcrafted from high quality porcelain because porcelain is a material that closely resembles biological tooth structure. Porcelain comes in numerous white hues to complement the skin tone of all patients. It also reflects light as natural teeth do. When veneers are placed, they are indistinguishable from healthy, white teeth.
How can porcelain veneers improve my smile?
Porcelain veneers can conceal virtually any type of smile flaw. From crooked and improperly spaced teeth to deep, dark stains, veneers can produce a healthy looking, youthful smile that is free of imperfections. Having veneers can also transform a smile affected by misshapen and chipped teeth.
What should I expect from the procedure?
The procedure itself for receiving veneers is minimally invasive. After a consultation with our dentist, the enamel surface of teeth will be slightly reduced to create a bed for the veneers. Then impressions of the teeth will be taken to develop the specifications needed to create natural looking cosmetic enhancements. After veneers are created, patients will return to our office for the final bonding process, which involves using a cement-like compound to place veneers permanently.
How do I know if veneers are right for me?
If you have noticeable smile imperfections like spacing issues, discoloration, and damaged teeth, veneers might be a great option for a smile makeover. The best way to be sure if this treatment is right for you is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at our practice. At your appointment, we can help you review your options so that you can make an informed decision.
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