Treatment with Porcelain Veneers
With porcelain veneers, we must do a lot of planning before initiating the process. The first step is a cosmetic dental consultation, where the patient meets with our dental team to identify how to improve their smile. Next, our dentists will analyze pictures and models of the current smile. We will often test a trial smile before making a permanent decision. Once the patient accepts the final design, we start the porcelain veneer process.
Process of Making Veneers
We prepare the teeth to take impressions of your teeth for precise results. Then a lab will craft the veneers according to these specifications using porcelain ceramic. Once the veneers are complete, we ensure they are in the desired shape and shade. Veneers should fit closely to the enamel and blend in with natural teeth.
We always make sure that veneers feel comfortable for our patients. You can care for dental veneers like natural teeth. In fact, you may brush your veneers and floss between them to make sure that all of the teeth and gums are free from decay. The veneer making process can be very comfortable, only needing a small amount of local anesthetic.
Uses of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers take care of just about any cosmetic dental problem. They cover the front and sides of the tooth, so just about all the teeth are readily visible to the public. Veneers are a permanent restoration. Dentists design veneers to last a lifetime. Additionally, dental veneers are stain-resistant and very strong.
Dentists use professional teeth whitening to treat teeth discoloration. However, not all discoloration is responsive to this technique. Deep stains from medication or teeth that are “dead” due to trauma won’t be successfully whitened with bleaching techniques. A porcelain veneer is a good solution for these patients. The lab matches the ceramic to whatever shade of white you desire so that it blends in perfectly with the rest of your smile.