Your dentist can give you the stunning smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers, which can conceal chips, cracks or stains, in addition to correcting other problems. Veneers can quickly turn a flawed smile into a beautiful one.
Porcelain veneers sit atop your natural teeth to hide any abnormalities. Veneers may also be used to brighten smiles when the teeth do not respond to other whitening treatments. These handy devices also can realign slightly crooked teeth in just a few weeks or improve the appearance of a misshapen tooth.
Veneers can quickly turn a flawed smile into a beautiful one.
The porcelain used in veneers shares many optical characteristics of biological tooth enamel, which gives veneers a natural appearance.
Patients see results with veneers in just a few weeks. At the first appointment, the cosmetic dentist examines the patient to collect information needed for the design of the veneers. The dentist may take models of the teeth and x-rays as part of this process. If necessary, a thin layer of enamel may be removed from the targeted teeth to prep them for veneer placement.
When the veneers are ready, the patient returns for a follow-up appointment to have the veneers placed. The dentist can make additional adjustments to the color and shape of the veneers as desired before the veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth. In the last step, the veneers are attached to the teeth using a dental cement.
Veneers can be tailored to match the shade of your natural teeth, but it’s important to know that veneers will not respond to teeth whitening treatments after they are bonded to the teeth. If you want to pursue teeth whitening along with veneers, schedule the whitening treatment before your veneers are placed.
If you’ve been thinking about ways to enhance your smile, look into porcelain veneers. Schedule an initial consultation with our skilled cosmetic dentist to see what outcomes you may be able to achieve with this treatment method.