As part of our commitment to giving you the smile that you’ve always wanted, we offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry options, including porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that we bond to the front of your teeth. They are simple, versatile, and can fix cosmetic flaws in your teeth.
What is a porcelain veneer used for?
If you have a tooth that is chipped, broken, discolored, or misshapen, a porcelain veneer can be an easy fix. Veneers are custom-made and crafted to match your other teeth and to fit perfectly. They will make your smile look beautiful and virtually flawless after they are placed.
How are veneers placed?
To make sure that you are completely happy with the look of your veneer, we like to do a trial period. We will put a temporary veneer on your tooth to make sure that you are happy with the shape and color of the fixture. We place the interim veneer with a temporary cement so that it will stay in place for your trial period but can also be easily removed.
When we are sure that you are happy with your veneer, we will prep your tooth to place the permanent one. To do this, we will remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth. Next, we will bond the veneer with a permanent bonding agent to make sure it stays in place.
How do I care for my veneers?
When your veneers are placed, they will look so much like your natural teeth that they will be virtually undetectable. They will also be resistant to staining from things like coffee, tea, and cigarettes. While your veneers are strong, it is still important to be gentle with them. Avoid biting into hard foods with them directly and be sure to treat them gently. Continue to brush and floss regularly and keep up with your regular oral care practices.
If you are unhappy with the look of one or more of your teeth, porcelain veneers can be a great cosmetic option. They are simple to place and offer immediate, flawless results. If you are interested in veneers or just want to learn more, give our office a call today.