Cosmetic dentistry transforms smiles and changes lives. Veneers are a great option.
Receiving dental veneers is one method by which patients can enjoy a uniform, straight smile that is free of noticeable flaws like stained, chipped, and crooked teeth. This minimally invasive procedure is wildly popular among famous entertainers and celebrities. Our dental team is proud to offer this service to our patients.
How Veneers Work
Made from razor thin pieces of porcelain, veneers are custom-made cosmetic enhancements that are bonded over the outer surfaces of teeth with special dental cement. This procedure permanently alters the appearance of a smile. Porcelain veneers cover and conceal yellowed, gapped, and damaged teeth. Sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics”, this procedure allows patients to achieve the straight smile of their dreams.
The Process of Placing Dental Veneers
When a patient decides to receive veneers, our team will prepare the teeth for the placement process. Once this is complete, impressions (molds) of the teeth will be taken to determine the exact measurements needed to make each veneer. These measurements will be given to trained dental technicians who will craft each veneer for the patient. Once these cosmetic enhancements are ready, patients will return to our practice for the final placement process. Using dental cement, each veneer will be bonded to its corresponding tooth. While the cement hardens, final adjustments will be made to ensure a beautiful and natural looking result. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers provide a complete smile makeover. Patients who were once embarrassed of their smile flaws will leave our office with a surge in self-confidence. Since veneers are permanent, patients can enjoy their new smile for years to come. This cosmetic procedure produces very natural results because porcelain closely resembles the color and luster of healthy, white teeth. Patients will care for their veneers like natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing.
The Advantage of Veneers over Crowns
The advantage of veneers over crowns is that much less tooth material is removed during placement, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers may also recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.