You may feel overwhelmed about the esthetic issues plaguing your smile. If you have issues with both the shade and shape of your teeth, you may assume multiple procedures and visits will be necessary to improve your smile. However, we have one procedure that can address a wide range of cosmetic issues. Are you ready for porcelain veneers?
Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers
Question: How do veneers improve smiles?
Answer: With this treatment we place a thin shell of porcelain over the front of the teeth. Doing so completely reshapes them and masks common cosmetic problems with the shape and shade of the teeth. We can use them to mask teeth stains, correct the appearance of misalignment, close gaps between teeth, and reshape malformed or damaged teeth. The entire procedure takes as little as two visits.
Question: What does receiving one involve?
Answer: First, the doctor will need to repair the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. Next, detailed impressions will be taken and used by a dental lab to design and fabricate the veneers. The patient then returns for a second visit, in which the doctor places the restorations with a powerful bonding agent.
Question: How do they differ from bonding?
Answer: Dental bonding can also mask teeth stains and repair minor chips and gaps, all in one visit, too. But veneers are more lifelike and very strong, lasting for decades with proper care and attention.
Question: How do I take care of my new restorations?
Answer: You simply care for them as you would your natural teeth. We expect you to brush twice daily and always floss your teeth before going to bed. In addition, you should have your teeth examined and cleaned twice a year. These steps will help protect your new restorations.