A person with a beautiful smile typically has teeth that are white, straight, and symmetrical. While there are dental procedures that individually address stained, crooked, or unevenly shaped teeth, porcelain veneers are the only solution that can take care of all of these concerns at once. Porcelain veneers can simultaneously correct the most common cosmetic dental problems, such as malocclusion, discoloration, cracks, breaks, chips, and gaps. In just a few visits to Gentle Care Dentistry, you can achieve a complete smile makeover that not only looks beautiful but also improves any functional problems you may have.
Porcelain Veneers in Three Steps
Developing an individualized plan is the first step to achieving a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers. During the first stage of the porcelain veneers process, your dentist will discuss your options with you. Together, you will determine the most appropriate and attractive veneer shape, color, and size for your new teeth.
Once the teeth are prepared for veneer placement, your dentist will take an impression to send to a dental laboratory. There, your customized porcelain veneers are crafted using the most modern fabrication technologies. While the restorations are created, you will be given temporary veneers.
In about 10 to 14 days, your new porcelain veneers will be ready to be permanently bonded to your teeth. The temporary restorations are carefully removed, and the porcelain veneers are attached with dental resin. With porcelain veneers, you can have the long-lasting and vibrant smile you desire.
What Porcelain Veneers Can Correct
While braces can take one to two years to straighten the teeth, porcelain veneers can straighten your smile in just a few appointments. Veneers will improve your bite, close any gaps, and prevent other problems created from malocclusion.
Virtually any type of staining on the front teeth can be disguised with porcelain veneers. Additionally, the color of the veneers can be adjusted to match the surrounding teeth for the most natural-looking white smile.
Cracked, Broken, or Chipped Teeth
By completely concealing the front surface of the tooth, porcelain veneers disguise any cracks, chips, or breaks in the teeth. Veneers can correct speech impediments or problems with chewing that result from broken teeth.
If you have lost one or more of your permanent teeth, attaching porcelain veneers to the surrounding teeth can seamlessly complement a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown. Veneers can also close significant gaps in a smile.
If you are new to our practice, we will take time during your first appointment to learn about you, your dental concerns, and your medical history. By developing a compassionate and trusting bond with our patients early on, we can ensure that they receive the individualized care they need. 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 home. If you predict you will be late for your procedure or need to reschedule your appointment, you must contact the office promptly.
The porcelain veneers process should be relatively painless, but there may be some minor discomfort afterward. You may take over-the-counter pain medication if you experience discomfort following the procedure.
Our financial coordinator will discuss your financing options and help you decide which one 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
Will the porcelain veneers be noticeably whiter than my natural teeth surrounding them?
While porcelain veneers can be used to create a whiter surface to your teeth, they will still appear natural. Your dentist will be sure to help you choose a shade that blends well with the natural teeth that do not have veneers attached to them.
What can I do to maintain my porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be maintained by implementing the same oral hygiene practices used to care for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing daily as well as visiting the dentist every six months for a checkup can keep your veneers healthy and attractive for years.