Having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in dentistry, our staff are able to improve your smile with a range of different cosmetic treatment options.
Cosmetic dental treatments can:
- Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
- Brighten discolored teeth
- Correct overcrowding
- Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Replace missing teeth
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
One specific type of cosmetic procedures is porcelain veneers. Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made to meet our patient’s esthetic desires. They are bonded onto the front of teeth after the teeth are minimally prepped in order to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and change your smile into the one that you desire. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. The teeth are prepared by preparing the surface of the tooth to allow for the appropriate thickness of the veneer. A mold or digital impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Our post-operative care instructions are also provided here on our website for easy access. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.