Veneers are great for transforming the look and feel of your smile. They are minimally invasive and require little to no anesthesia to be placed. They can also save patients money because they are able to avoid more extensive procedures that correct dental problems.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are created to look like regular teeth. They are matched perfectly with the rest of your smile, ensuring a great fit that will blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Veneers are designed to cover up imperfections on the front teeth that would otherwise take a lot of work and money to correct.
Who is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are generally ideal for most patients who want them or who are unhappy with their smiles. An exam will be done before it’s determined if you should have veneers made and placed. Some of the best candidates for porcelain veneers include:
- Patients with discoloration and staining
- Patients with gaps between their teeth
- Patients with short “gummy” smiles
- Patients who are unhappy with their smile
What to Expect when Having Veneers Placed
Having veneers made and placed can be done quickly. First, the area that will have the veneers placed will be lightly buffed to make room for the porcelain shells. Next, impressions are made so that the veneers can be created for you. Next, the veneers are created in a local dental lab to match perfectly with your smile. Veneers can last upwards of 10 years with proper care and dental hygiene efforts.
If you would like to inquire more about porcelain veneers, contact us today and our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you!