What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are attached to the front of your smile. Veneers can cover a variety of imperfections and flaws that have you feeling badly about the way that your teeth look. They can cover cracks, chips, discoloration, stains and uneven spacing. They’re long-lasting, with most veneers lasting for up to a decade before needing replacement.
Why Are Porcelain Veneers Needed?
You may want veneers because you’re tired of feeling badly about your smile. The veneers are durable and can last for years without needing any type of special care. Likewise, it’s not uncommon for patients to want veneers for an upcoming wedding, graduation or reunion. They’re made to match your existing smile while simultaneously improving its appearance.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most of our patients who want veneers can safely have the procedure done in our office. We perform an exam to determine if veneers are the right choice for you. If your teeth are decayed or infected, we may suggest additional treatment before the veneers can be placed. Veneers are great for patients who want a durable and long-lasting solution to their smile woes.
What Happens During the Porcelain Veneer Procedure?
We start by slightly buffing the front of your smile to make room for the veneers and improve their adhesion to the teeth. Impressions are taken and sent to a lab where your new veneers are made just for you. Your second appointment involves placing the actual veneers and adjusting the fit. You’ll be amazed at how different your smile looks once the procedure is completely finished. To keep your veneers looking their best, be sure to keep up with your regular checkup appointments and brush and floss your teeth daily at home. Veneers can provide you with years of a gorgeous and flawless-looking smile that you’ll love showing off.
If you would like to come in for porcelain veneers and want to learn more about this procedure, call us today and we can help answer all of your questions.