Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution that allows patients to aesthetically enhance their smiles. A porcelain veneer is a permanent, thin laminate that we design specifically for you. There are a variety of uses including fixing gaps, spaces, broken teeth, cracked teeth and stained or discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers even repel stains, offering a long-term solution for achieving your ideal smile. We focus on designing smiles that look so natural people do not know they are veneers.
After consultation to help you plan your new smile, the actual procedure only takes a couple of hours. At the first installation appointment, we take an impression of your teeth and prepare them for veneers. The impression is sent to a dental lab where each porcelain veneer is made to our custom specifications. While your veneers are being made, we send you home with temporary veneers to simulate your beautiful new smile. Ad the second appointment, we apply your permanent veneers and determine if any adjustments need to be made. These are typically minor adjustments that can be made in a matter of minutes at our office.
As far as strength and appearance, porcelain veneers are unmatched in their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel. In fact, they are made of the most biocompatible material you can use that close to your delicate gum tissue and alveolar bone.
If you have questions about how porcelain veneers can be beneficial to you or your family, please contact us today.