Porcelain veneers! They are the wonderful tool dentists have been using for years to give stars and celebrities their gorgeous, flawless smiles – and now a smile like that can be yours too! Okay, that might sound a little like hype, but it is actually the truth. Veneers are thin shells of beautifully crafted porcelain that cover the front of broken, discolored, chipped, crooked, or gaped teeth to create a personalized, perfected smile. We offer both traditional porcelain veneers and minimal-prep veneers. Minimal prep veneers are perfect for people who aren’t sure they want the change to be permanent since these little gems can be removed and reversed. We will help you decide which type of veneer is best for you depending on your case.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers – also known as laminates – are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are very thin, porcelain or resin shells that are customized for a desirable color and shape. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Patients with veneers typically achieve a natural tooth appearance that is well-tolerated by the gums and also resistant to future stains.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for dental veneers?
Dental veneers may be right for you if you are looking for an alternative to crowns and caps. Veneers can help you if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned.
What should I expect when I get my dental veneers?
Before dental veneers can be placed on the teeth, the surface of the teeth must be prepared for bonding. After administering a local anesthetic, your dentist will buff away approximately half a millimeter from the surface of the teeth. You’ll then bite into a mold that will be used to form your veneers in a dental lab. When the veneers are ready, you’ll be asked to return to have them fitted, bonded and adjusted for shape and color.
Will I need to follow any post-treatment care instructions?
There is no special care required for dental veneers, and normal brushing and flossing can be resumed immediately. Because veneers are usually placed over the course of two appointments, it is normal to experience some sensitivity between the first and second visit when the teeth have been reduced in preparation for bonding.