We offer our patients an array of cosmetic treatments, from professional teeth whitening to Invisalign clear aligners. Occasionally, we meet patients with multiple cosmetic concerns, such as issues with both the shade and shape of their teeth. In these situations, we have a special cosmetic treatment that can completely transform the smile: porcelain veneers. How do we place veneers and what can patients expect from them?
Frequently Asked Questions About Placing Veneers
Question: How do they address esthetic concerns?
Answer: A veneer is a thin restoration made from porcelain. The restoration actually covers the front and sides of the teeth, completely altering the appearance of your teeth. Doing so allows us to change the shape and shade of your teeth.
Question: How do you create them?
Answer: We will first need to prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel, which makes room for the veneer. We then take detailed impressions. At a dental lab, the impressions will be used to design and create your custom restoration. We use porcelain to make them due to the material’s strength and lifelike qualities, as the completed restorations can mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel.
Question: What does placement involve?
Answer: Once complete, you will be invited back for placement. We will check the fit and if needed, make any last-minute adjustments. We will then place the veneer using a powerful bonding agent.
Question: What issues can they address?
Answer: We may use them to mask permanent teeth stains, which may not respond to whitening procedures. We can also repair chipped teeth and lengthen worn down teeth. We’ve used them to close gaps between teeth and to correct the appearance of minor misalignment. If you think these thin restorations may be the right choice for you, then five our team a call.
Would You Like to Learn More About Veneers?
Dr. Calcagno and our team can address multiple cosmetic concerns with our lifelike dental restorations. For more information about our treatments, from Invisalign braces to dental implants, contact our team today. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.