Are you dreaming of a whiter, straighter smile? Cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneers could change your life. These versatile smile enhancements produce the appearance of a perfect smile – free from flaws like permanent stains, chipped and crooked teeth, and worn dentition. They can make teeth appear perfectly straight and symmetrical.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
When it comes to perfecting a smile, porcelain veneers can accomplish many objectives. Patients who receive veneers might suffer from the following dental imperfections:
- Chipped teeth
- Asymmetrical teeth
- Orthodontic issues like crowded, crooked, gapped, and overlapped teeth
- Intrinsic and extrinsic tooth stains
When veneers are placed, a person enjoys an instantly brighter, straighter smile. Veneers are made to very exact measurements, too. This means they will perfectly accommodate a person’s oral anatomy to produce a beautiful and natural-looking smile enhancement.
How Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers are wafer thin, handcrafted pieces of porcelain. They are shaped like teeth. Each veneer is made to fit over a specific tooth. A cosmetic dentist usually places porcelain veneers over the most visible teeth.
Receiving veneers is minimally invasive and normally only local anesthetic is needed. The first step to receiving veneers is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. If a patient decides to pursue veneers, the cosmetic dentist will remove a thin layer of tooth enamel in order to accommodate the veneer. Molds, along with photos and X-rays, are taken of a person’s mouth. The information gathered is then sent to a dental lab where the veneers are custom crafted.
Once a patient’s veneers are ready, he or she will return to our office to have them permanently bonded to their teeth. Our cosmetic dentist will slightly etch tooth structure to create a rough surface to which veneers can bond. Then dental cement is used to place them. As the bonding material dries, final adjustments are made to ensure that veneers are perfectly placed.
If you’re interested in pursuing your cosmetic treatment options, call the office of Dr. Barry Buchanan to reserve a consultation.