What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that can be used to cover inperfections in your smile. If you’re unhappy with the way that your teeth look, or if you’ve wanted to make a dramatic change to your appearance, veneers may be right for you. These porcelain veneers are easy to place, and are customized to each patient. They can last for about a decade before you may need to have them replaced.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
Porcelain veneers are ideal for most healthy adult patients. They can be useful when you are looking for a quick and efficient way to transform your smile. Some of the problems that veneers can cover include:
- Stains and deep discoloration
- Chipped and cracked teeth
- Spaces and gaps
- Uneven, unsightly teeth
Who is a good candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
To determine if you would benefit from veneers, we will perform an examination. This will give us an idea of whether or not veneers are right for your smile. If your front teeth are decayed, or need additional work, we’ll recommend treatment before any type of veneer is placed. Most healthy adult patients who want veneers can easily have the procedure done in our office.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
We start by filing down the front teeth to make room for the new veneers. Impressions are then used to make your actual veneers. The veneers themselves are placed at your next appointment. We will adjust the way that the veneers fit and feel so that they’re comfortable for you. You will be shocked at how dramatic the change is when you have veneers in place! Veneers typically do not require any special care or treatment. We can check on them at every one of your checkup appointments to ensure they are still intact, and are free of any damage or cracks. Most porcelain veneers can last for about a decade before replacement is recommended.
If you think you might need or want veneers, call us today and we will be happy to get you in for an appointment.