Yesterday we discussed the differences between veneers and bonding. Today, we’re going to look a little more in depth at porcelain veneers. Do you have questions about this unique cosmetic procedure? Are you interested in completely transforming the appearance of your smile?
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Question: Who can wear them?
Answer: We recommend them for people interested in improving the esthetics of their smile. We can use this treatment to address a number of different issues, ranging from the shade of the tooth to the shape.
Question: What cosmetic issues can they address?
Answer: We may place them to mask permanent discoloration, which often doesn’t respond well to teeth whitening. We can also place them to close any gaps between teeth or even correct the appearance of minor misalignment. Finally, we may use them to lengthen a worn down tooth or reshape a damage/malformed tooth.
Question: What are they made from?
Answer: They are made from very thin shells of porcelain. We use this material for several reasons. First, the material is lifelike in appearance, reflecting light in a similar manner as tooth enamel. In addition, porcelain is strong and can withstand powerful bite forces. Finally, the material contains stain-resistant properties, keeping your teeth bright.
Question: How are they placed on my teeth?
Answer: We first prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. We then take detailed impressions, which are used by a dental lab to create the veneers. Once complete, you return to the office where we check the fit and if necessary, make adjustments. We then place the veneers using a powerful bonding agent. If you have any questions about our cosmetic procedures, contact our office today. Remember, we offer free cosmetic consultations!