Many patients opt for veneers as they want the 'Hollywood Smile'. Others choose to replace just a few teeth with veneers. Either way the results are always transformative and amazing.
Porcelain dental veneers are used to cover teeth that are unattractive, damaged or unstable. The veneers are used to cover up cosmetic issues with teeth including cracks, chips, stains, and irregularities. Maybe the greatest benefit to the use of dental veneers compared to other cosmetic dental treatments is that they are one of the least-invasive procedures available. If you would like to experience all of the benefits that porcelain veneers can provide, our dentists here are experts in this field and can help.
Our dentists explain that porcelain dental veneers are extremely durable. Dental grade porcelain is much different than the fragile porcelain often used in fine dinnerware and dolls. It is specially designed to withstand the stress of everyday use from chewing and biting. Dental grade porcelain can easily resist breaking, chipping, and staining to provide your teeth with years of long-lasting protection. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin; so they are able to fit right over your natural teeth to conceal any flaws in your smile.
Dental veneers have many benefits including:
Many patients choose to use porcelain dental veneers as an alternative, and more permanent, solution to teeth whitening procedures that use bleaching gels. Also, the extensive preparation required by crowns and caps is not necessary with porcelain dental veneers because they are so thin. Some minor filing may be needed by our dentists to create a rougher surface for the veneers to adhere to and so that the dentist can create a perfect fit.
Porcelain dental veneers can be colored to match the exact shade of your own natural teeth. Because the porcelain will resist staining, it is not recommended that patients with veneers on their visible teeth receive any type of tooth whitening procedure. Our dentists will use porcelain veneers that are as thin as possible while still providing the thickness needed to cover the flaws that you are trying to eliminate.
If you have teeth that are stained, damaged, gapped, crooked or have any other type of flaw, you can explore the option of using porcelain dental veneers to correct them by contacting our office today.
A dental veneer is a thin layer of synthetic material (porcelain or composite) that is bonded to the tooth's surface. Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers can enhance your smile by hiding chips, fractures, gaps, and stains. They are bonded directly to your teeth to give you a bright smile you will be proud to show off. Veneers are made of a thin, durable material that is customized to slide easily and comfortably over your teeth. They are highly resistant to permanent staining, so you can keep your dazzling white smile for years to come while still enjoying coffee, tea, and soda. Veneers are a terrific alternative to crowns because not as much of the tooth has to be removed, reducing the risk of injury. Contact us today to see if veneers are right for you.
Common problems that Veneers will address:
Veneers are applied to the teeth in 2 visits to the dentist
Visit #1 Veneer Preparation: The teeth are prepared by removing 0.3 to 0.5 mm of enamel (the thickness of a fingernail) to allow room for the veneer layer. An impression of the teeth is taken and sent to the specialized dental laboratory that will create the veneers.
Visit #2 Veneer Bonding: Bonding involves all the steps that permanently attach the veneer to the tooth. After a cleaning of the tooth, the veneer is bonded to the tooth with a special dental cement. This dental cement is then hardened with a blue curing light.
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