Porcelain Veneers can give you the smile you have always dreamed of in as few as two appointments. They improve your appearance by covering the surface of your teeth with wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells of porcelain, which are bonded to the front of your teeth to change their color, shape, size or length. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Veneers cover a wide variety of imperfections, such as:
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
Veneers are known to be an excellent alternative to crowns because they provide a more conservative approach to changing the teeth’s color, size, and shape. They can cover many of your teeth’s imperfections and defects such as stains and damage due to injury or other dental procedures such as root canal. Patients with discolored teeth due to fillings or those with gaps between teeth or chipped or worn teeth may consider veneers. Veneers are known to last for several years and will even last longer if properly taken care of.
To prepare your teeth for the placement of veneers, they are lightly buffed to accommodate for the thickness of the veneer. After the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken and sent to a dental lab to prepare your veneer, and a temporary restoration is placed on the tooth. Once your permanent veneer is ready, it is placed on the tooth and the color and fit are checked before permanently bonding it to the tooth.
If you are worried about minor imperfections in your front teeth and are looking for a minimally invasive and natural looking solution to fix them, porcelain veneers could be the treatment of choice for you. To know if this form of restoration is suitable for your smile, please call our office at (770) 824-4825.