If you are looking for a smile makeover, porcelain veneers may be the right option for you. Porcelain veneers help to improve the shape, size, color and fit of your teeth. The result is a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you can be proud to show off.
A veneer is an ultra-thin, translucent laminate that is sculpted and bonded directly to the front of the existing tooth. In addition to the veneer, the porcelain material and bonding cement are industrial strength, meaning they are estimated to last many years without movement or bite issues. They also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Veneers are created to fix teeth that are discolored, worn down, chipped, broken or misaligned.
The porcelain veneer process requires only two office visits. During the first visit, impressions are made- the teeth being replaced with veneers are prepared and the aesthetics of the new veneers are selected. Between the first and second visit, temporary bondings are used to cover the prepared teeth while keeping them functional. Within two weeks, the second visit takes place and the finished veneers are permanently bonded for a complete smile makeover. Following the procedure, it will take some time to adjust to your “new” teeth that have changed in size and shape. The dentist may schedule a follow-up visit two weeks after your veneers are attached to assure that your smile is looking great.
To reduce the chance of veneers chipping or fracturing, patients should avoid chewing on hard objects such as ice or nut shells. Opening packages with teeth can also damage veneers, so that should be avoided as well. Brushing and flossing should be continued daily as normal, but be sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste.
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