Porcelain Veneers /
Teeth that are crooked, chipped, worn down, discolored, or that have gaps between them can impede a perfect smile and rob you of your confidence. Porcelain veneers are an easy remedy to these problems and once applied to your teeth, they will give you a whiter, straighter, and even smile.
Why Porcelain Veneers?
- Not only is porcelain a strong material, but it has similar light-reflecting properties to your natural teeth meaning that it will blend in with the surrounding teeth. In addition, porcelain is stain resistant, so your teeth will stay whiter for longer.
- Because of their strength, veneers can last up to 25 years without damage if properly cared for.
- Porcelain veneers can also correct a number of dental issues with one simple application. Contour problems such as chips and cracks, crooked teeth, gaps, and discoloration can all be corrected simultaneously through the use of veneers.
Did You Know?
Porcelain veneers can actually decrease tooth sensitivity? Since they cover the front of your teeth, they will act as a barrier between your natural teeth and the foods or drinks that cause sensitivity.
But, what about dental bonding and crowns?
While similar results can be achieved through dental bonding or crowns, both these options still lack benefits that porcelain veneers offer. Dental bonding, for instance, lacks the longevity offered by veneers, while crowns lack the same enamel protection as veneers and instead are more destructive to your natural teeth.
The Porcelain Veneers Process:
The first step in obtaining porcelain veneers is to prepare the teeth. Your teeth will be prepared by gently drilling the front and side surface to make room for the veneer, as well as to create a surface for the veneer to adhere itself. Once all the necessary teeth have been prepared, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to make a cast that will be sent to a dental laboratory. The lab will use this cast to fabricate custom veneers that will fit your unique teeth. Once your veneers have been fabricated, your dentist will fit them to your teeth and use a specialized cement to adhere them to your teeth, removing any excess cement with a scaler. This process will be repeated until all the desired teeth have had veneers applied.