Do you dislike the way your teeth look? Often, patients come to us who have no serious oral health problems but who wish their teeth had a more attractive appearance. In such cases, we may recommend cosmetic treatments that can address a range of aesthetic flaws, such as porcelain veneers. This procedure is able to dramatically transform the way teeth look and create smiles that our patients are proud to show off.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, very thin pieces of porcelain that your dentist permanently attaches to the fronts of your teeth. Thus, they can disguise a number of imperfections, including:
We tailor the porcelain veneer treatment to fit each patient’s circumstances and desires. If you have one or two teeth whose appearance makes you unhappy, we can outfit you with just a few veneers. On the other hand, if you wish to totally transform the way your smile looks, we may recommend that you receive a full set of four to eight veneers. We will also discuss the size, shape, and shade of the veneers with you with the goal of helping you achieve your desired results.
The porcelain veneers treatment offers a number of significant advantages:
The process of placing porcelain veneers generally takes at least two appointments. During the first appointment, we must prepare your teeth by removing a sliver of enamel from them. This step ensures that the treatment does not make your smile look bulky. Then, we take images and impressions of your teeth. We send that data, along with specific design instructions, to a dental laboratory that will create your veneers.
You will wear temporary veneers until your permanent ones are ready. Then, you will return to our office so we can make any necessary final adjustments to your veneers before we permanently attach them to your teeth.
If you are interested in receiving porcelain veneers, contact our team to schedule a consultation. After we evaluate your oral health and discuss your goals for cosmetic treatment, we will design a custom treatment plan to meet your needs and wants. We may recommend veneers for you if: