Cosmetic dentistry focuses on restoring the look of your smile. One of the most common cosmetic dental appliances are porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic sheets that are bonded over the front of your teeth to fix any imperfections within your smile.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a catch-all way to fix any cosmetic issues with your teeth. They can be used to help teeth that are chipped, broken, crooked, poorly spaced, discolored, or otherwise damaged. They are also a good option for teeth that have worn or broken enamel. A veneer is customized and color matched to look like your existing teeth and is placed over the problematic tooth, giving it a healthy and perfect look.
How are dental veneers made?
Dental veneers are specifically customized to match the look and color of your other teeth. We craft our veneers in our special in-house lab using molds of your mouth so that we can ensure they will fit and look perfectly. We also take the time to precisely color-match your veneers to make sure they are the exact right shade to blend in with your remaining teeth.
How are veneers placed?
Before the veneer procedure, we will prepare your teeth. Preparation involves removing a very small amount of your enamel to make room for the appliance. After the tooth is prepared, the veneer is cemented in place.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Your veneers can last for decades with proper care. Dental veneers are strong, but you should avoid directly biting into hard and sticky foods. You should also avoid using tobacco and drinking dark liquids because they can stain your veneer. Make sure you are brushing, flossing and consistently employing healthy oral hygiene habits, as these will help maintain your veneers for years to come. If you have an accident or trauma of some kind and your veneers are damaged, come see us right away for restorations.
If you are looking for a cosmetic fix for your teeth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Veneers can help revamp your teeth and give you the smile that you have always wanted. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call us today at (614) 882-6741.