Porcelain veneers can give you a sparkling, even and attractive smile. Veneers are a practical solution to many cosmetic dentistry problems. They don’t interfere with taking good care of your oral hygiene, and the procedure to place them is a simple one for you. You can count on your dentist at Jane Clair Dental to do the work as quickly and painlessly as possible, getting you ready to face the world with a beautiful smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin porcelain shells your doctor can fit to the fronts of your teeth to cover up imperfections. They are used in the front of your mouth, where stained, discolored, chipped or misshapen teeth show more readily. Because they are tooth-colored and so very thin, you don’t have to cover all your visible teeth with them. You can cover one tooth or a few teeth. The veneers are so natural-looking that they blend right in with the look of your other teeth.
What Types of Imperfections Can Veneers Cover?
The most obvious use of dental veneers might be to cover stained or discolored teeth, but dentists use them to improve your teeth’s appearance in many other ways. Here are some of the most common problems dentists solve by placing porcelain veneers:
- Stained teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Pitted teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Advantages and Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
In addition to covering up dental flaws, porcelain veneers offer a wide range of benefits. Here are some of the most popular advantages of choosing porcelain veneers:
- They look like natural teeth
- Gums tolerate the porcelain material well
- Stain resistant over many years
- Color choices can even out the color of your smile
- Teeth need less shaping for veneers than for crowns
Preparing to Get Porcelain Veneers
If you’re considering getting porcelain veneers, go to your dentist for an examination and consultation. Your dentist can offer suggestions about which teeth to cover, and you can make the final decision about the services you want. At your second appointment, your dentist removes a thin layer of your tooth’s enamel to make room for the dental veneer. Next, the dentist makes an impression of your teeth for the lab to use in creating the veneer or veneers.
Having Dental Veneers Placed
You’ll go in for a third appointment to have your porcelain veneers custom fitted and placed. Your dentist inspects each veneer, holds it against the tooth to assess the fit, and then makes any small adjustments needed. Then, all you have to do is wait for the dentist to cement them into place. When the procedure is completed, your teeth look immediately whiter and more attractive.