Cosmetic

PORCELAIN VENEERS

In the world of cosmetic dentistry, veneers are unquestionably the most effective means of giving you the perfect smile. They can be utilized to change the shape, color, or size of a single tooth or for an entire smile makeover. Veneers are thin porcelain caps which fit over and bond to your teeth.  They look incredibly natural. Porcelain veneers are often used for the same reasons as bonding: to whiten teeth, remove gaps, and straighten teeth, but are considerably more durable and stain resistant. It looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth.

Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct teeth that have been worn from teeth clenching and teeth grinding.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

While they're not suitable for every patient, veneers are the best alternative for conditions involving the front teeth, including:

  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained teeth, or spots near the gumline
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth that can't be whitened
  • Crooked teeth
  • Old fillings in between the front teeth

Advantages and Benefits of Veneers

  • The procedure takes only two appointments
  • Minimal tooth structure is removed during the procedure
  • Veneers are the most durable,most natural looking and feeling restorations in modern cosmetic dentistry
  • Porcelain Veneers are the most compatible material you can use next to the gums
  • A healthy "natural" look is achieved; in fact, porcelain veneers are the most aesthetic restoration in dentistry

How Are Porcelain Veneers Done?
At the first appointment the teeth are prepared for the veneers and an impression of your teeth is taken. Our dental laboratory customizes each porcelain veneer to the dentist's specifications. 2 days later, at the second appointment, the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. Once bonded, they are immediately ready to use.

What to Expect
Porcelain Veneers can last indefinitely, depending on how well they are taken care of. Veneers are stronger and more resistant to stains and chipping than bonded fillings. Maintaining your oral hygiene at home, and making your hygiene visits here with us will ensure many years of service for your veneers. Bad habits such as nail biting, opening bobby pins, and chewing on ice or candy can damage your veneers and shorten their life expectancy.