Porcelain Veneers: Handcrafted Beauty for Stunning Smiles
Porcelain veneers can allow you to obtain a smile makeover in a matter of weeks. Chipped teeth appear to be made whole again; unwanted gaps between teeth close like magic; deep stain becomes invisible; misshapen teeth become symmetrical; and gum recession disappears.
Porcelain veneers are wafer thin, tooth colored shells that are made to be cemented to the front of teeth where cosmetic concerns exist. Your cosmetic dentist will artfully craft your veneers with the use of photographs and dental impressions. The dental lab will use these tools coupled with your dentist’s instructions to fabricate the veneers that will enhance your smile.
A consultation will reveal the number of veneers required for your smile makeover. You will work with your cosmetic dentist as you identify what improvements you wish for; you can correct one or multiple issues with veneers.
A small amount of dental enamel will be removed from teeth to be fitted with veneers, which will allow the veneer to be cemented to the front of your tooth and appear natural matching surrounding untreated teeth.
Before permanently cementing the veneers in place, they will be “tried in” to assure maximum fit, appearance, and functionality. Minor adjustments can be made at this time, if needed. When satisfied, the dentist will apply the needed materials to prepare the teeth; the veneers will be placed; and a laser or curing light will be used to facilitate setting the cement.
When you leave the dental office, you will have received a handcrafted, customized cosmetic uplift that will enhance your appearance for decades to come.
Prior to getting started, your dentist will likely advise you that since porcelain is stain resistant, any other changes you anticipate should be done before you get your veneers … such as teeth whitening.
Although what you might eat shouldn’t change much, how you eat certain foods might require an adjustment. For example, biting into a crisp apple with veneer treated teeth could be problematic. Cutting the apple into pieces for consumption is a better approach.
Porcelain is very strong, and teeth treated with veneers often actually gain strength; but treated teeth are not invincible. If a veneer breaks, it will likely require replacement.
Daily brushing and flossing coupled with twice yearly dental visits are essential to care for your new, stunning smile and the biological teeth underneath. Contact us at Erickson Dental to discuss your own treatment options!