How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
There is nothing complicated in the way porcelain veneers work. These wafer-thin coverings simply mask the appearance of cosmetic flaws by being fitted over the front of the teeth. Dental veneers can be used to fix several flaws found in otherwise healthy front teeth, including noticeable chips and cracks. They can also eliminate stains that are resistant to bleaching and close bothersome gaps. Our team can even use them to make slightly rotated teeth appear straighter. Virtually any esthetic issue can be improved with veneers.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
The process for getting dental veneers is usually completed over the course of two visits. At the first appointment, you and your dentist will thoroughly discuss your smile. What specifically do you not like about your teeth? What do you hope to achieve with cosmetic dentistry? Veneers are highly customizable, so it’s a good idea to bring photos of smiles you admire to this initial visit.
After a treatment plan is in place, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers. This involves removing a bit of enamel from the surface of a tooth. This is done because veneers can look bulky if they are applied directly to the teeth. Impressions are taken and temporary veneers cover up the prepared teeth.
In the time between your first and second appointment, your veneers will be manufactured by an expert ceramist. You’ll return to our dental office when they are ready. Your dentist will remove the temporaries and give you the first look at your new veneers. After we have your final approval, they are securely bonded to the surface of your teeth.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
Most adults who wish to dramatically transform their smiles are eligible for the veneer procedure. However, not all cases are treatable with veneers. Patients who have large gaps between their teeth or severe misalignments may benefit from traditional orthodontia. Severely damaged or decayed teeth will probably require restoration with a filling or dental crown.
Contact Us to Learn More About Porcelain Veneers
If you would like to discuss your eligibility for this cosmetic procedure, we invite you to get in touch with our dental office and schedule an appointment.