Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution for patients wanting to aesthetically enhance their smiles. A porcelain veneer is a thin, semi-translucent laminate that we, as your cosmetic dentist, design specifically for your goals. These veneers are applied to the front of teeth to repair cracks, cover discoloration, hide crookedness and gapping, or alter the shape of teeth. They are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea and other staining agents. Porcelain veneers are unsurpassed by other restorative options for strength, appearance and their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel.
The benefits and advantages of porcelain veneers include the speed of the procedure, which can be completed by a properly trained cosmetic dentist in two visits. Additionally, a healthy, natural look and feel is most easily achieved with porcelain veneers. They are made of the most bio compatible material you can use this close to your delicate gum tissue and the bone supporting your teeth and gums.
After a consultation appointment, we prepare your teeth for the porcelain veneers and an impression is taken. This dental impression is sent to a dental lab where each porcelain veneer is custom made to our specifications. At the preparation visit, we create attractive temporary veneers to simulate your new smile. You can expect to leave this appointment with a beautiful new smile! At the return appointment, we adhere your porcelain veneers to your natural teeth. Adjustments may be required as you get used to the new teeth, but normally these are minor, easy adjustments made in minutes.