What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin coverings that can be placed over your existing teeth. They are useful when it comes to covering flaws and minor imperfections that are causing you to feel bad about your appearance. Rather than go for more invasive cosmetic work, porcelain veneers are easy to make and place over the front teeth. They’re durable, so it’s common for porcelain veneers to last for upwards of 10 years.

Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?

The reason you might need or even want porcelain veneers is that you’re tired of the way that your smile looks. You might be attending a big event or have a wedding coming up, so you’ll want to look your best. Many people who have cracked, chipped, discolored, spaced and even jagged-looking front teeth may choose porcelain veneers as a way to makeover their entire smile. Porcelain veneers are great for otherwise healthy adult patients who want a dramatic change to their appearance.

Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

We first examine your teeth to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. The front teeth need to be otherwise healthy and free of decay and other dental problems. Most patients who want porcelain veneers can safely have the procedure done at their own convenience. These porcelain veneers are durable and can be treated the same way you’d treat other restorations in your mouth currently.

What happens during the Porcelain Veneer procedure?

The procedure begins by filing down and smoothing the fronts of your teeth. This ensures a solid fit for the porcelain veneers and prevents them from looking too bulky. We then take detailed impressions of your teeth and use these molds to make the actual porcelain veneers. You will come in for a second appointment so that we can place the actual porcelain veneers. Once they’re placed, we will make any slight adjustments to them as needed. Most of our patients are in shock at how different they look with the porcelain veneers in place. You will have a full, white, and healthy-looking smile that requires little maintenance to keep looking its best.

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they work, call us today and we can answer all of your questions.

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