Many people go through life with a smile that doesn’t make them happy. When you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, it can affect your self-esteem and lower your confidence. If you have small cosmetic problems with your teeth, I may have a solution for you. The procedure requires minimal changes to your enamel, but it can make major changes to the appearance of your teeth.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain customized to look like a natural tooth. The veneers are applied to the front surfaces of the teeth to cover minor imperfections.
Why to Consider Porcelain Veneers
Preparing teeth for porcelain veneers is less invasive than other restorations such as crowns and bridges, which may require the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure. They are a good option for people with cosmetic issues with teeth that are mildly crooked, discolored, abnormally shaped, chipped, or have too much space between them.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
You can enjoy a natural-looking smile. The color of the porcelain is custom-blended to match your other teeth. Porcelain veneers are designed to be the most attractive size, shape, and length to create your best smile. The veneers are stain-resistant and long-lasting. By practicing good oral hygiene and scheduling regular exams and cleanings, veneers can last 10 to 15 years.
To find out if porcelain veneers are a good fit, you need to have a consultation visit. At the appointed time, we’ll do an exam, take x-rays, and maybe take impressions of your teeth. This appointment is also your time to tell us what changes you expect from treatment and get answers to your questions. If you’re a candidate for veneers, we’ll prepare a treatment plan and schedule your appointment.
It can take two visits approximately two to four weeks apart to receive your veneers. Porcelain veneers can offer the smile you’ve always wanted. If you’re interested in veneers, contact my office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you.