Patients who are dissatisfied with aesthetic flaws in their smiles have a number of solutions at their disposal. For example, a cosmetic dentist can use porcelain veneers to address a number of deficits in the smile’s appearance.
Because porcelain veneers are designed to match each patient’s unique smile, they result in a natural appearance. Your cosmetic dentist can also make any further adjustments to the veneers that you may desire prior to placing them on your teeth.
Porcelain Veneers For Custom-Designed Enhancements
Porcelain veneers are thin tooth-shaped shells that are bonded to the front surface of your biological teeth to conceal a variety of issues, such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Deeply stained or discolored teeth
- Undersized teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
Porcelain shares a number of optical qualities with biological tooth enamel, which provides a good starting point for the most natural appearance possible. Your dentist will tailor the design of each porcelain veneer to match your smile’s unique specifications.
This means that the porcelain veneer will closely match the shade of your surrounding biological teeth and its shape will blend in with the rest of your smile. We work diligently to make sure that the tooth that has been treated with a veneer looks just like its natural neighbors.
The Porcelain Veneer Treatment Process: What To Expect
Your path to enhancing your smile with porcelain veneers begins with a consultation. At this initial appointment your dentist will collect information such as photos, measurements, dental impressions or x-rays, needed to design the veneers, and your teeth may be prepped for the veneers.
All of the pertinent data is then forwarded to the dental lab that will be creating your veneers. When they are ready, you’ll return to our office to have them placed. Before they are permanently bonded to your teeth, your dentist can tweak the shade or shape further as you desire.
The veneers, which cannot be altered further after they’re bonded to the teeth, become quite strong when they’re attached to the teeth. They can last for many years if you take care of them as directed by your dentist.
Have you been concerned about a flaw in your smile? Porcelain veneers might be a good fix. Contact the office of Dr. Barry Buchanan and schedule a consultation to learn more about this treatment option.