Porcelain veneers continue to gain popularity due to their ability to create perfectly aligned teeth with translucent qualities of natural teeth using ceramic and porcelain materials. With porcelain veneers, you can smile with confidence once again. Let’s take a closer look at dental veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are custom-designed shells that are applied to the surface of your teeth.
Veneers can be used to cover worn enamel and uneven tooth alignment or spacing. Veneers can also be used to correct:
- Wear and Tear
- Uneven Teeth
- Accidental Damage
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?
In just three simple dental visits, you achieve an improved smile with veneers. These visits include diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.
The veneers procedure & what to expect
The dental veneer procedure can sometimes be completed in a couple of visits over a period of six weeks. These visits are elaborate and may need several hours of examination and tooth preparation. Our dental offices maintain amenities that include sedation dentistry, in order to help you relax and ensure you stay comfortable.
The diagnostic and examination phase of your treatment is extremely important as we identify any oral health issues that must first be addressed before your veneer placement. Our cosmetic dentists will additionally work with you so we can select the best tooth color for you.
Treatment begins when the examination is completed and the customized plan is designed for you. To prepare your teeth for dental veneers, our cosmetic dentists will gently buff your teeth to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. In order to do so, about half a millimeter of your tooth will be removed. This small amount that is removed will be replaced with the actual veneer for your comfort.
Veneers are long-lasting and have been shown to be durable for several years before replacement is necessary.
Visiting Pearl Dentistry for regular examinations and dental cleanings is necessary for maintaining your oral health and the endurance of your placements.
Post placement care is extremely important. Damaged porcelain veneers cannot be repaired, at which point we will advise you of the costs and extra time associated with replacing a damaged restoration.
To lower the risk of damage, do not bite or chew on hard food and do not use your teeth to open or tear packaging. We also suggest that you avoid specific foods that could cause damage.
We urge you to brush and floss your teeth as you regularly would, and ensure that you use a non-abrasive toothpaste. Since veneers are highly polish-able, the risk of staining them with food or drink after the procedure is complete is much lower. However, brushing after drinking red wine, coffee, tea or soda is advised.
You must remember that not everyone is a candidate for veneers. After a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, we can create a treatment plan for you.