If you have chipped, cracked, weak or severely discolored teeth, porcelain veneers could be the right cosmetic solution for you. These thin, tooth-shaped shells are capable of immediately transforming your smile. Crafted to meet the unique needs of each patient, these top-rated structures closely resemble the look of natural tooth enamel.
How Porcelain Veneers can Enhance Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are often perfect for correcting issues such as irregular tooth shapes, irregular contours, tooth staining, gaps between the teeth, and various bite-related problems. Despite the thin construct of these shells, they’re just as effective for making minor, orthodontic adjustments as they are for aesthetic improvement. If you’ve tried a number of advanced, tooth whitening systems with limited success, porcelain veneers can be used to instantly create the bright, white and evenly colored smiled that you’ve long been wanting.
How Porcelain Veneers are Applied
The veneers are inserted and cemented into place using bonding cement. A special light is then used to harden the bond. Once this process is complete, the veneers will provide a strong, durable covering that is capable of withstanding forces. The procedure is done in the comfort of our office.
During your first visit, after opting for porcelain veneers, an impression will be taken of your teeth. A shade will also be chosen for your new veneers during this time. On your second visit your veneers will be ready and bonded to your teeth to give you that celebrity white smile.
How to Maintain Your Porcelain Veneers
Taking good care of porcelain veneers is essential for preventing dental decay and for ensuring that these structures last. Fortunately, these efforts are easy. You’ll simply need to brush and floss your teeth just like you did before having your veneers installed. Among all forms of restorations, porcelain are among the most gentle to the gum tissues and thus, regular brushing and flossing should not cause irritation. With routine, in-office cleanings, it will be possible to preserve your veneers for many years to come.
Porcelain Veneers and Cavities
The health and integrity of your teeth is hardly compromised by the addition of porcelain veneers. This means that people who have veneers do not have a higher incidence of tooth decay or other oral health issues. This is especially true when a diligent brushing and flossing routine is maintained.