What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ideal for completely transforming your entire smile. They are thin and look natural when applied to the fronts of your teeth. Veneers can last for 10 years or longer with proper care. They are custom-made for each individual patient so that they look realistic.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
You might want veneers because you have flaws and imperfections that cause you to feel badly about your smile. Veneers can easily cover up any and all of these flaws in a noninvasive, quick manner. Some of these flaws include:
- Cracks and chips in your front teeth
- Gaps and spaces
- Minor orthodontic problems
- Staining and discoloration
- Uneven, unsightly teeth
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
You are a good candidate for veneers if your teeth are otherwise healthy. If you have decay or severe gum disease, we may suggest other treatments prior to having veneers placed. In order to place veneers, your front teeth will be filed down. It is important that you have new veneers placed shortly after the older ones begin to show signs of wear.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
We file down the front teeth to make room for the new veneers. Impressions allow us to create new veneers just for you. Your second appointment involves placing the veneers and perfecting their positioning. We will make slight adjustments to the new veneers as needed before revealing your brand new smile. Your smile will look completely different after the veneers have been placed. Your veneers will not need any special treatment and can last for about a decade. Once the veneers begin to show signs of wear, it’s recommended that they be replaced. Replacing older veneers is easy and is similar to how they were placed for the first time. If a veneer happens to fall off at any time, bring it with you to the office to have it replaced.
If you’d like porcelain veneers and want to come in for a consultation, call us today and we can provide you with answers to all of your questions.