Dental veneers, or porcelain veneers, are strong shells of thin porcelain that are custom built to fit precisely over your teeth. These porcelain shells can cover a range of problems including cracked or chipped teeth, stains, and even give length to your teeth to hide a gummy smile or to make your teeth more even. A beautiful smile can leave a lasting impression on everyone you meet. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, custom-designed porcelain veneers could be the solution. Designed for a beautiful, natural-looking appearance, veneers can be an excellent option for concealing a variety of cosmetic dental imperfections.
Veneers are often needed or desired by patients who are unhappy with their smiles. You may want veneers placed to transform your smile before a big event, like a class reunion or wedding, or may just want to achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. Veneers are relatively durable considering their thin nature, and they look completely natural when properly placed. They are made from porcelain, so they can be matched to your existing smile, or made brighter according to your needs.
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In order to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, your doctor will evaluate your current dental health and the condition of your tooth enamel, as well as review your health history. In addition to good oral and overall health, good candidates need to be aware that the process is permanent and be committed to practicing proper oral hygiene.
Some of the different reasons you may choose veneers include:
Veneers require either a small amount of local anesthetic, or in some cases no anesthetic at all. We will start by buffing the front teeth to make room for the new veneers. Impressions are taken and used to craft your new porcelain veneers. You will come back into our office to have the veneers placed. We will file down and smooth the veneers, as needed, to improve the fit and feel. You can expect your new veneers to last for about a decade before it is recommended they be replaced. You will love the way that your veneers look, and how they transform your smile.
If you need veneers, or would like to know more about this procedure, call us today, and our friendly staff members will be more than happy to further assist you.