Porcelain Veneers Transform Your Smile
If you’re unhappy with misaligned, chipped, or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers can help. Veneers correct cosmetic imperfections, so you’ll love the look of your smile. A high-quality veneer restoration is an investment you’ll be happy with for many years to come.
Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are made from either composite or porcelain. These materials resemble the look of natural teeth. We permanently attach veneers to teeth to mask any cosmetic imperfections and perfect your smile. Veneers are an option for aesthetically imperfect but healthy, structurally sound teeth that have flaws. They correct flaws including:
Size and shape
Specific teeth can be misshapen or different-sized due to chips or breaks or just naturally. These issues aren’t major factors in your dental health, but they do make many people feel uncomfortable with their appearance.
Veneers are an inconspicuous option for correcting the shape and size of teeth. They can solve problems you’ve had your entire life or ones that have crept over time from wearing down your teeth or from injury.
Over time, teeth tend to lose their pearly white appearance. This is true even for people who are careful about exposing their teeth to staining agents like coffee, cigarettes, and cola.
Veneers brighten your smile and help when standard whitening agents have failed. If you’ve tried teeth whitening and you aren’t happy with results, contact us to discuss how veneers can help you get a white, bright smile you love.
Misalignments and Tooth Gaps
If the spacing of your teeth is less-than-ideal, veneers might help. They are an alternative to orthodontic treatment for people who don’t want to get braces or other straightening devices. They also work for those who had braces and didn’t get the effect they wanted.
We can assess your dental needs and determine if veneers are a good option to correct the aesthetic issues you have with your smile.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers is based on the type of material used and how many you need.
In most cases, composite veneers are more affordable than porcelain, but porcelain last longer and offer a more natural appearance. Many people believe the initial added cost of porcelain is worth the long-term benefits and are actually a better financial investment.
We’ll discuss your options and find a solution for fixing your smile that is within your budget.
Are Veneers and Porcelain Crowns the Same?
Both veneers and porcelain crowns are permanent solutions for dental restorations. They improve the shape, color, and structure of your teeth.
Veneers attach to the front of teeth and correct nearly all minor cosmetic dental imperfections. Veneers require less removal of tooth enamel that crowns in preparation for installation.
Crowns or dental caps fit over the entire tooth. Crowns increase the strength of a tooth and are used when a tooth has been damaged by decay or trauma or a weakened root canal. Crowns work better for molars because they stand up to the force of chewing.
What to Expect Curing the Porcelain Veneer Process
Application of porcelain veneers is painless.
The first step is to make an impression of your teeth that is used to model the veneers. In some cases, your dentist will remove a bit of tooth enamel to ensure proper adhesion. Once prepped, the veneers are attached tothe teeth using dental cement.
The installation process is simple and you’ll leave our office with functional, natural-looking teeth.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
As long as you do not abuse your teeth, your porcelain veneers should last for decades. It’s important to continue brushing and flossing as directed and see your dentist for twice-yearly visits for cleaning.
How Do I Take Care of Porcelain Veneers?
The care of porcelain veneers is essentially the same as natural teeth. You must brush and floss them daily and see your dentist for regular checkups. It’s recommended to avoid especially hard foods once you have porcelain veneers.
Your dentist will provide a list of recommendations after your veneers are applied.
People who participate in sports or activities that pose a risk to their teeth might want to invest in a custom-fitted mouth guard to protect their veneers.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of veneers or you would like to schedule a consultation, give us a call.