Teeth that are chipped, cracked, worn, spaced unevenly, crowded, or severely stained can be transformed with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front surface of your anterior (front) teeth. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill and attention to cosmetic detail. The result is a natural, scintillating smile. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of fired porcelain that are placed on the front surfaces of the teeth.
Offering a natural look and feel, veneers allow the cosmetic dentist to dramatically change the length, width, color and shape of a tooth. They are the cosmetic dentist's greatest tool for enhancing a smile. Versatile and strong, porcelain veneers are used for a variety of smile enhancements, from complete smile makeovers to repairing a chipped tooth.
Restoring teeth to their natural beauty, veneers also resist staining, creating an enduring white, bright straight smile.
Porcelain Veneers Can
- Close gaps in teeth
- Repair broken or chipped teeth
- Whiten dark, yellow, permanently-Stained or Discolored Teeth
- Straighten Crooked Teeth
- Improve gummy smiles
- Overall smile enhancement
What are Porcelain Veneers?
In simple terms they are thin slices of porcelain that are placed over the front of your teeth to cover up stains and fix chipped or misaligned teeth. Cosmetic dentists frequently use dental veneers to improve the appearance of their patients. They can be used for a number of reasons. When a porcelain veneer is made by a dental lab the veneer is shaped and stained to look and act like your natural teeth. In many cases when an experienced cosmetic dentist preps your teeth and applies the veneers made by a dental lab technician, the smile looks so natural that it is very hard for people detect that you even have a cosmetic procedure performed. Cosmetic Dentistry done right shouldn't make your teeth look fake, they should look and feel natural.
What kinds of problems can porcelain veneers correct?
- Quickly straighten crooked teeth, a form of instant orthodontics
- Cover up stained teeth, even tetracycline stains
- Permanently close the gaps between your teeth
- Gummy smiles can be improved with some gum contouring combined with veneers
What kind of person gets dental laminate veneers?
Anyone who wants to improve their smile. Veneers are not just for the ultra rich or hollywood celebrity. Literally people from all professions and walks of life are finding a way to get their teeth enhanced by fitting porcelain veneers. There are opportunities for just about anyone to get dental veneer treatment through third party financing companies.
Will they look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care Porcelain veneers are life long lasting, We prefer to avoid hard food on your front teeth and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.
Our Veneer Treatment Procedure.
Before any Veneer procedure, your teeth must first be assessed as to their suitability for treatment by one of our Dental Specialists in Cosmetic Dentistry. During the personal consultation, the Dentist will go over what is required for your individual situation.
The dentist removes a very small layer of the tooth's outer enamel.
Once the proper amount of enamel has been trimmed, our dentist will need to make a copy of your tooth. Your porcelain veneer will be constructed from this copy in our in-house laboratory.
Once you and your dentist have determined that the shape and shade of your veneer is appropriate it can be bonded into place. The dentist applies the veneer to the tooth using a bonding material.
Our dentist will spend time evaluating your bite and making sure that the veneer is adjusted appropriately. The veneer's precise contours will also be evaluated, trimming or reshaping can take place until dentist and patient are happy.