Changing the Look of Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are durable, thin pieces of porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. Veneers can completely change the look of your smile and are often used over crowns.
Veneers can last for multiple years and are very durable, but as with a lot of dental work, they need to be checked for damage at every regular dental exam.
Why you might want porcelain veneers:
- Crooked teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
- Stained teeth.
- Teeth that are too small or large.
- Cover gaps and spaces.
- Damaged/chipped teeth.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers is a simple procedure but requires more than one visit because the veneers are created outside of the dentist office.
- Your real teeth will be buffed and shaped a little to make up for the small thickness of the veneers.
- After this, your dentist will make a mold or impression of your teeth as well as work with you to pick out your desired shade.
- Once your veneers are ready to go, your teeth will be cleaned and the veneers will be bonded to your teeth with a bonding cement. A light is used to cure and harden the bond.
Your dentist will provide you with instructions on proper at-home care for your beautiful, new smile!