Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are thin shells that are bonded to your teeth. Veneers are able to change the appearance of the smile by only replacing the front of the teeth.
What Do Veneers Look Like?
What Are The Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers?
The decision to have dental veneers placed onto your existing teeth can improve their appearance and may help protect your natural tooth underneath from damage. The placement of veneers requires less tooth structure to be removed than crowns which is an advantage.
Veneers can accomplish the following:
- Close gaps
- Cover stains
- Make teeth the same length
- Make the smile more symmetrical
- Restore tooth damage
Who Should Get Porcelain Veneers?
We will determine if you are a good candidate for veneers by:
- Completing an oral checkup.
- Developing an impression of your teeth.
- Custom making the veneers to fit.
- Matching the veneers to your teeth.
Our staff will help you to decide whether you need dental crowns or porcelain veneers, depending on different factors such as your bite, and the condition of your teeth. Veneers can help you to recreate symmetry to teeth that have worn-out edges.
Dental veneers can help reduce gaps between teeth (diastemas) or if you have smaller teeth than usual. If you are looking to enhance the appearance of your teeth, veneers may be the treatment of choice for you.
What Are The Requirements For Veneers?
Your dentist will first prepare your tooth by removing a small portion of the outer enamel to prepare for veneers. This process is essential for the proper fitting of the dental veneer. After preparing the tooth, we secure a temporary restoration with the help of temporary cement. As soon as your permanent veneer is ready, we remove the temporary veneer and fix the permanent veneer, ensuring a proper fit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Veneers only replace part of your teeth (usually just the front). This means the tooth is still vulnerable to decay and must be cared for as normal.
Continue with your normal dental routine. This means that 2-3 times a day (morning, afternoon, and night time) you should: brush, floss, and use mouthwash.
Veneers are generally very safe. Make sure however, that you trust the dentist applying them since veneers will make a very big impact on your smiles appearance. You may experience some increased sensitivity but this will most like subside over time.
You should discuss this with your dentist. Generally, if your smile needs improvement and your teeth are healthy enough to support a veneer, then you are most likely eligible.