Porcelain veneers are a great way to completely remake your smile. In just two appointments you can have the stunning smile you’ve longed for. These thin wafers of porcelain are bonded directly to your teeth using advanced techniques that are not generally taught in dental schools. Therefore, you’ll want a dentist who has specifically been trained to place porcelain veneers or it may not turn out the way you expected.
The porcelain veneers will be crafted to the specific shape and color that was custom designed for your smile. Porcelain is the perfect substance to mimic natural tooth enamel. It has the same natural translucency that allows the veneers to absorb and reflect light the way your natural teeth do. Because their surface is actually harder than tooth enamel, they will last for years with proper care. They are also more stain resistant than your natural enamel, so you can expect to keep the beautiful color you’ve chosen for their duration, with good oral hygiene.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
- Worn teeth
- Misshapen or missized teeth
- Small gaps
- Chipped teeth
- Crooked teeth
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
This is generally done in just two appointments. First you will meet with one of our dentists to discuss what cosmetic issues are a concern to you and what type of smile design you have in mind. Then you will determine the particular color you want. Next, the specifications are sent to a master ceramist to create your veneers. Usually, there will need to be some slight shaving to the front of your teeth. As you can see from the picture at the top of this page, there is really no noticeable difference between the prepared and unprepared teeth. You don’t have to worry about your teeth being “ground down.”
At your second appointment, we’ll try on your veneers with a temporary paste. If you love them, we’ll permanently bond them onto your teeth. If you don’t, then we’ll make any necessary changes. We don’t want you to worry about getting stuck with a smile you’re not enraptured with. You may click here to learn more about our beautiful smile guarantee.
If you would like to know if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, you may call our office to schedule an appointment, or if you prefer, you may click here to request an appointment online. We also have a complimentary consultation, where you can meet with a dentist to ask questions about the procedure without any cost to you.