Over time, teeth can become discolored, chipped, cracked, and worn down.
Everyone wants teeth that are bright, straight, well-shaped, and even. And while professional teeth whitening and orthodontic treatments like ClearCorrect™ can address stained teeth and misalignment, porcelain veneers can treat these concerns and more.
Gentle Care Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care for individuals and families in or near Las Cruces, New Mexico, and offers porcelain veneers to transform just about any smile.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells placed over prepared teeth to conceal common cosmetic dental problems, like discoloration, cracks, chips, misalignment, and gaps. In just two visits, you can change teeth with several flaws into a smile so beautiful you can’t help but show them off.
To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact us today at 575-524-3722 and schedule your consultation.
Porcelain Veneers Can Be Completed in Two Visits
What Cosmetic Dental Flaws Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?
If you are new to our practice, we take plenty of time to learn about you, your medical history, and your dental needs.
At Gentle Care Dentistry, we are committed to providing the individualized dental care you deserve and do our best to develop trusting bonds with our patients.
You can make your first appointment more efficient by printing out and completing your new patient forms ahead of time.
Online scheduling allows our patients to set their appointments easily from the comfort of their homes. If you think you’ll be late for your scheduled visit or need to reschedule, you should contact the office promptly.
The process of receiving porcelain veneers should not cause pain, but there may be some tooth sensitivity afterward. Over-the-counter pain medication should be sufficient to relieve any discomfort you may feel following the procedure.
The cost of porcelain veneers varies for each patient. Since dental veneers are considered to be a cosmetic, elective treatment option, they are generally not covered by insurance.
Our financial coordinator will discuss your financing options and help you decide which will work for you. We accept cash, credit, and checks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main benefits of porcelain veneers?
Patients who opt for porcelain veneers can enjoy permanent improvement to their smile. Porcelain veneers are:
- Long lasting
- Stain resistant
- Natural looking
Can porcelain veneers be removed?
Porcelain veneers are considered to be permanent. While a dentist can remove them, your teeth will not be cosmetically appealing until replaced with new veneers or dental bonding because a portion of the tooth’s enamel was removed to ensure a secure bond and ideal positioning of your veneers.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
When your new and improved smile is properly cared for, you can expect porcelain veneers to last up to 20 years.
Will porcelain veneers stand out or blend in with the rest of my teeth?
The shade for your porcelain veneers is professionally color-matched to your other teeth. Many patients have their teeth whitened before they receive veneers for a whiter smile overall.
Can porcelain veneers become discolored?
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and are not easily stained, unlike bonded or natural teeth.
Are there any dietary or other restrictions associated with porcelain veneers?
Individuals with porcelain veneers don’t have to change their diet. However, like natural teeth, chewing on ice or very hard food and non-food items will increase your risk of cracking or chipping your veneers. Porcelain veneers are very strong, so it’s not easy to break them unless you use your teeth as a tool to open bottles or packages.
What can I do to maintain my porcelain veneers?
Maintain your porcelain veneers by implementing the same oral hygiene practices used to care for healthy natural teeth. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist every six months for a checkup, can keep your veneers healthy and attractive for years. Call Gentle Care Dentistry in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to schedule your appointment.