What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ideal for patients who want to transform their smile. These thin shells of porcelain sit over top of your front teeth, covering imperfections and flaws underneath. Your new veneers can last for upwards of 10 years and provide you with a carefree smile that you’ll want to show off. Despite how thin and lightweight they are, veneers are durable and resilient.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
You may want or need veneers because you’re ready to achieve the smile of your dreams without having to sit for months of treatment and work. Veneers simply sit over your front teeth, covering up chips, cracks, discoloration and staining underneath. You might want veneers because you’re tired of the way that your smile looks. Likewise, you might be wanting veneers because you’re going to be attending a big event, like a wedding, and want to look your best.
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most healthy adult patients are good candidate for porcelain veneers. These veneers are placed over your existing teeth, so your natural teeth should be healthy and free of decay before the veneers are placed. Veneers are best suited to patients who want a quick fix that is also incredibly durable and beautiful. If you have older veneers, we can replace them as they show signs of wear and tear.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneer procedure?
The veneer procedure begins by preparing the front teeth for the restorations. This involves filing them down slightly so that the new veneers don’t look bulky or fake. Impressions are taken and used to make the permanent porcelain veneers. You will come into the office after about one or two weeks to have the veneers placed. This appointment takes some time, since we want to get the fit and feel of the veneers just right. You’ll be shocked at how different you look with your new porcelain veneers in place.
If you would like to come into our office for veneers, call us today so that we can help to answer any of your questions and schedule you with an appointment.