What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are specifically designed to cover imperfect teeth at the front of your smile. Whether your front teeth are cracked, chipped, stained, discolored or uneven, it might be time for a complete, drastic change. Your new veneers can last for upwards of 10 years before they will need to be replaced. The veneers themselves are durable, long-lasting and can withstand quite a bit of force and pressure.
Why might Porcelain Veneers be needed?
If you’re unhappy with your smile, you might be looking for a relatively noninvasive way to change your appearance. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with porcelain veneers. Veneers simply go over your existing natural teeth. They are meant to cover issues like gaps, spaces, discoloration, stains and unevenness without the need for more invasive treatments.
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most patients who want veneers can safely have them made and placed. Your front teeth should be otherwise healthy enough to hold onto the veneers. If you have tooth decay at the front of your smile, we’ll suggest treatment before veneers are placed. Older veneers can be replaced as soon as they show signs of wear.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneer procedure?
The procedure begins by buffing down the front teeth. This makes room for the new veneers and prevents them from appearing bulky. We then take impressions to make your brand new porcelain veneers. A second visit into our office enables us to carefully place each veneer one-by-one. You can brush and floss around your veneers as you would your normal teeth. The veneers should not fall out, but it is important to avoid using your front teeth to chew on hard objects or to open packages. Your veneers can last for many years before they’ll need to be replaced. You will be amazed at how different you look because of the veneers that were placed.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they work, call us today so that we can answer any of your questions.