Porcelain Veneers, also called porcelain or laminates are popular dental restorations. One way to think of laminates or veneers is to think of them as beautiful white porcelain colored finger nails to put on teeth.
Most of the time the porcelain veneers are put on front teeth. They can be used for closing spaces, changing the color of teeth, and to some degree very mild straightening of teeth. The straightening is more of an illusion created by the veneers.
The nice thing about veneers is the preparation of the teeth is very simple and sometimes can be done without anesthesia.
• Natural Tooth Appearance
• Stain Resistant
• Helps fix Small Gaps
• Gum Tissue tolerates Porcelain well
Very thin tooth colored porcelain veneers are usually bonded to the front of teeth without doing a lot to prepare the tooth.
Not all teeth are candidates for veneers, but a visit to our office can determine that for sure.
Did you know…
Porcelain veneers are very popular with “movie stars” in Hollywood. A lot of famous movie stars ranging from Ben Affleck to Hilary Duff have seen a cosmetic dentist for laminates.
If you are unsure about getting veneers, a “tooth colored” acrylic temporary and removable snap on “smile” can be fabricated to give you a very accurate idea if veneers are the treatment for you.
Dental veneers are a conservative way of completely making over your smile. This is in large part due to how simple the procedure is.
Am I a candidate for dental veneers or laminates?
Dental veneers may be right for you if you are looking for an alternative to crowns and caps. Veneers can help you if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned.
To find out more about whether dental veneers are right for you, Contact us to schedule a consultation.
What should I expect when I get my dental veneers?
Before dental veneers can be placed on the teeth, the surface of the teeth must be prepared for bonding. After administering a local anesthetic, your dentist will buff away approximately half a millimeter from the surface of the teeth.
You’ll then bite into a mold that will be used to form your veneers in a dental lab. When the veneers are ready, you’ll be asked to return to have them fitted, bonded, and adjusted for shape and color.
Will I need to follow any post-treatment care instructions?
There is no special care required for dental veneers. Normal brushing and flossing can be resumed immediately. Because veneers are usually placed over the course of two appointments, it is normal to experience some sensitivity between the first and second visit when the teeth have been reduced in preparation for bonding.