What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a great way to enhance your smile and cover the imperfections causing you to feel negatively about your appearance. Veneers are made out of thin shells of porcelain, which are custom-made, and fitted to your smile. This allows them to look completely natural while covering up flaws like cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
You can request veneers at any time if you’re looking for a way to improve the look of your smile. It’s not uncommon for patients to request porcelain veneers before a big event, such as a wedding. Some reasons you’d want to consider veneers include:
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken front teeth
- Uneven, unsightly teeth
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are best suited for adult patients wanting to transform their smile. Your front teeth should be otherwise healthy and free of decay. When properly taken care of, veneers can last for over 10 years, so they are a relatively long-lasting cosmetic solution. They are durable, so you can treat them similarly to any other tooth in the mouth.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneer procedure?
The procedure will begin with Dr. Ferdkoff buffing and filing down the front teeth. This helps the veneers to fit more comfortably, and prevents them from looking bulky. Impressions are taken to make the new porcelain veneers fit seamlessly with your existing teeth. You will be scheduled to come in for a second appointment to have the veneers placed. The veneers are placed onto the front teeth one-by-one to ensure a perfect fit. The doctor will adjust the veneers to eliminate unevenness, and you’ll be amazed to see how different you look. Your new veneers can last for over a decade, providing you with a full, healthy-looking smile.
If you’re interested in veneers, call the office today to schedule an appointment with one of our helpful staff members. Our convenient extended office hours make it easy to fit your dental treatment into your family’s hectic schedule.