Porcelain veneers produce a complete smile makeover. These cosmetic enhancements are favored among celebrities for providing permanent, red carpet-worthy smiles. With veneers, a patient can literally go from having crooked, chipped, and stained teeth to a flawless white and straight smile. Since veneers are permanent, they are designed to resist staining and damage. Made from high quality porcelain, veneers themselves are not susceptible to disease or discoloration. This fact makes porcelain the ideal material for crafting a perfect, beautiful smile.
How Veneers Work
Essentially, porcelain veneers work by covering flaws. A veneer is a tooth-shaped piece of porcelain that is cemented over a tooth. Technicians in dental laboratories handcraft each veneer. Since veneers are bonded to the outside of teeth, they must be quite thin so that they don’t impede one’s speech. Their thin construction along with the fact that they are custom made allows veneers to serve as very lifelike cosmetic enhancements.
Receiving veneers is not an invasive procedure. In fact, a total smile makeover only requires two to three visits to our office. After consulting with our cosmetic dentist, each tooth being treated will be lightly prepared. A small amount of tooth enamel is removed to create a bed for the veneers.
After teeth are prepared, molds are taken of the upper and lower sets of teeth along with pictures. These molds and pictures will help our team and dental technicians create custom enhancements that will perfectly fit a patient’s mouth. Once the veneers are completed, patients will return to our practice for the bonding process. Each tooth will be gently etched to create the ideal bonding surface and then the veneers will be cemented to the teeth. As the cement dries, our dentist will make adjustments, if necessary, to ensure a beautiful and natural looking result. The process of receiving veneers does not produce discomfort and therefore does not require sedation or anesthesia in most cases. After the veneers are placed, patients leave our office with an instantly perfect looking smile.
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