Teeth are very resilient, able to withstand constant movement, grinding, and wear. However, this does not mean that teeth are immune to damage. It’s common for people to develop undesirable aesthetics from different types of wear and tear. If you are embarrassed with your smile due to factors like chips, cracks, or discoloration, our team at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics can help address these concerns. By using porcelain veneers, our team can completely transform your smile to one you can feel confident about.
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that restores the smiles of our patients. These cover the damaged tooth for a natural-looking, beautiful smile. They are thin pieces made of porcelain and are tooth-shaped. These veneers are custom made by a dental laboratory to fit the shape and color of your teeth. The veneers are placed on the surface of the teeth. This placement corrects various dental concerns. These devices are very inconspicuous and durable so that you will have a long-lasting, beautiful smile that looks natural.
HOW ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS PLACED?
Placement of veneers is completed within two appointments. During your first appointment, your teeth will be prepared to allow for the fabrication of porcelain veneers. An impression of your teeth will be taken. This impression will be sent to a dental lab where your custom-fitted veneers can be created. Your dentist will use a shade guide to help pick the correct color for your veneer so that you get the most natural look. We will sometimes also set up a custom shade appointment with our lab to allow the lab technician to see your teeth first-hand and discuss your goals.
During your second veneers visit at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, the temporary veneers will be removed. The teeth will be cleansed to help create a secure bond. Then, bonding cement is placed on the teeth under the veneer. Once the veneers are placed, they are bonded with ultraviolet light and cleaned. You are then free to go enjoy your beautifully restored smile!
REASONS FOR CHOOSING PORCELAIN VENEERS
Other than wanting a beautiful smile that you can feel confident about, there are multiple reasons that our patients opt for porcelain veneers. These include:
- Instantly whitening your smile
- Fixing minor damages
- Replacing worn enamel
- Protecting your teeth
- Correcting the shape and position of the teeth
All of these concerns can benefit from dental veneers. Stained teeth are a concern for a lot of people, especially those who have been drinking dark-colored beverages for a long time. The discoloration that occurs causes an uneven tone in your smile that can be difficult to tackle with only whitening treatments. Other damages to your teeth such as any chips, cracks, or enamel problems can be corrected with veneers.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Porcelain veneers benefit many of our patients and improve their smile. As with any dental procedure, some patients may not be able to benefit from this cosmetic restoration. Some concerns that may inhibit your ability to get porcelain veneers are tooth grinding, oral disease, oral decay, or unhealthy gums. To discuss if porcelain veneers are the best option for you, speak with one of our esteemed dentists here at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics.
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Do you have some discoloration or minor cosmetic issues that are inhibiting your smile? Don’t settle for having a smile you don’t feel good about. Our team at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics want to help you feel good about your smile by offering cosmetic restoration options like porcelain veneers. If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and how they can give you a natural, beautiful smile, then schedule an appointment today. Contact our office for a consultation.