Porcelain Veneers

Is your smile holding you back? Are you embarrassed to smile big because of imperfections in your teeth? If so, there is an answer. If you want to improve your smile, it is likely Veneers could be the answer. Veneers are used to cover imperfections such as cracks, spots on the teeth or even change the shape or alignment of the teeth. Veneers are beautifully natural looking, durable and easy to take care of. Veneers can accomplish goals that teeth whitening alone cannot. Veneers give you total control over the color and shape of the teeth, you can basically design your smile from scratch. If you want a smile you can be proud of, and don't want to cover your smile anymore, schedule an appointment today.

Veneer Procedure | Veneer Process

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Usually veneers are done for cosmetic purposes and more than one veneers is done across the front teeth either to change the size, shape, color or alignment of the teeth. Sometimes only one tooth is chipped and needs to be restored, however it is best to do veneers in multiples of 2 so that they are camouflaged better because it is difficult to match the porcelain to the enamel exactly.  The procedure usually begins with numbing the patient. Then a thin layer of the enamel is removed to make room for the veneer(s). A temporary plastic veneer(s) is made for the patient until the  porcelain veneer(s) is made and cemented. 

 

Porcelain Veneers Before and After

Are Veneers PErmanent? How long do veneers last? Are there any problems with veneers?

Veneers are considered a permanent restoration, however, the mouth is a very harsh environment. Many things can cause a veneer to have to be replaced. Veneers can chip or break like enamel chips and breaks and like porcelain outside of the mouth can chip and break. It is recommended to wear a night guard to protect veneers from the forces of teeth grinding or clenching. If a patient is a know teeth grinder, veneers are not recommenced and a more sturdy treatment such as porcelain crowns is recommended. Another reason veneers need to be replaced is caries. If the teeth around the veneer gets caries, the veneer must be removed and the caries must be treated and a new veneers or crown will have to be made. Patients with a high risk of caries are not good candidates for veneers.