Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. Individually crafted for each patient, these cosmetic enhancements are made from advanced material that closely resembles the appearance of natural dental enamel.
Dentists can use veneers for an impressive number of cosmetic corrections, ranging from teeth whitening to orthodontic adjustments. Thanks to their lifelike appearance and wide array of functions, porcelain veneers rank among the most trusted and popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
What’s the process of a smile makeover?
One of the fastest ways to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile is by using dental veneers. If you wish to change your smile, the first step is to schedule a consultation where we can discuss your expectations and ideals. We will obtain photos and a mold of your teeth so we can send it to the dental laboratory for the technician to perform a mock-up in wax. The mock-up will give us a chance to visualize the final result before we begin any treatment.
Some of the teeth receiving veneers may need to be modified slightly under local anesthesia to accommodate the contour of the porcelain. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are made to match your teeth exactly and are bonded using an incredibly strong resin so that your smile is permanently whiter, brighter and evener.
How to care for your veneers?
Maintain your new dental veneers by brushing, flossing and visiting our expert in porcelain dental veneers every six months. Avoid excessive alcohol, which can damage the bonding material. Using your teeth as tools may leave your new veneers more susceptible to breakage or damage. Nightguard is usually recommended for patients who grind in their sleep or have bad habits of clenching.