Cosmetic dentistry involves treatments designed to improve the esthetics of your teeth and gums. While some are meant to target a specific issue, such as chipped teeth or discoloration, others can address multiple problems. We can use porcelain veneers to completely change the appearance of your teeth. Do you want to transform your smile?
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Question: What cosmetic problems do veneers address?
Answer: We can actually use them to completely alter both the shade and shape of your teeth. A veneer can reshape a malformed or damaged tooth. We can use them to mask teeth stains that won’t respond to traditional teeth whitening. They can also be employed to close gaps between teeth and correct the appearance of minor misalignment.
Question: How are they made?
Answer: First, we prepare the teeth receiving the restoration by removing a small amount of surface enamel. Then detailed impressions are taken of the teeth. At a dental lab, an expert ceramist will use the impressions to design and fabricate the new restoration.
Question: What does placing one involve?
Answer: After the veneers are fabricated, the dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, they will be placed with a powerful bonding agent.
Question: How do I maintain my new restorations?
Answer: By taking care of your smile you can also maintain your new restorations. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. Doing so removes food particles and harmful bacteria that threaten both your teeth and your new restorations. In addition, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year, as a cleaning reduces the risk of tooth decay and periodontal problems. If you have any questions about veneers or our other cosmetic procedures, talk to our office today or schedule a free cosmetic consultation.