Porcelain Veneers – What Are They And How Are They Used?
Veneers are made of thin layers of ceramic or porcelain to provide a protective, corrective, natural colored overlay to our patient’s tee h. Much like contact lenses over the eye, they fit the front surface of your teeth to give them length alterations, accurate color, size, and shape.
They cover the front surface to help it maintain aesthetic integrity and proper functionality. They are bonded securely with a solid dental adhesive to restore minor problems such as cracks and cover severe tooth discoloration.
We can place as few as one porcelain veneer or a complete mouthful, creating a new smile in its entirety. They will also be custom-designed to match your natural teeth’ color and fit perfectly over the affected teeth.
What Are The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
- These veneers are very beneficial because, unlike other options, they don’t stain easily.
- Unlike cosmetic or restorative procedures, placing veneers is not nearly as invasive.
- Porcelain veneers can repair normal or aggressive dental wear, tooth discoloration, smile gaps, teeth misalignment, fractures, or chips.
- They can also provide much-needed strength to give a healthy, straighter smile.
Explaining The Useful Solutions of Porcelain Veneers
- Gaps in Your Teeth
An initial consultation appointment with us will always help establish with you, our patient, whether veneers or how many of them, can solve the tooth or teeth gaps you might ha. Even though porcelain veneers can be used very effectively in closing gaps within your teeth that might otherwise require orthodontic treatment, the number of veneers needed to do the job will depend on the number of gaps in your smile and their size.
- Teeth Alignment
As with the solution for teeth gaps described above, a determination as to veneers being able to help with your bad teeth alignment can only be made during an initial consultation in our office. In cases of extreme misalignment, an orthodontist will have to be seen before our porcelain veneers can be used to enhance your smile. If the alignment problem is minimal, veneers would be an excellent means to cover the crookedness of your teeth.
- Fractures, Unusual Wear, and Chips in Your Teeth
If you have minor tooth wear, cracks, and chips in your teeth, veneers can be a good, healthy option for restoring your natural smile. They can be used in the aesthetic enhancement of your smile and provide support and strength to your affected tooth or teeth.
- Severe Teeth Stains
Minor or less severe stains can usually be successfully treated with an in-office teeth whitening application; however, in more severe cases, it may require us to place porcelain veneers over your affected teeth to restore your natural whiteness effectively.
- Strengthening Decayed Teeth
Veneers could be an excellent option to cover decay stains left after dental work and strengthen the tooth surface unless the decay is too extensive. If the area left in your tooth is enormous, we would need to examine your teeth thoroughly to determine your best course of treatment.
Porcelain Veneers –Placement Options
Although veneers can technically be placed with or without advanced preparation, they usually need a small amount of facial tooth enamel to be scraped off before correctly placing the veneer or veneers. This process allows for the best aesthetics and fits for your veneers, but these options will be thoroughly discussed during your initial consultation.
The Cost of Porcelain Veneers
Many of our patients are naturally concerned about the eventual cost of placing veneers over their teeth. However, the charge is very dependent on the number of veneers needed and the material used in your particular situation. We always want to consider our patient’s unique goals and personal budgets, so we go over all these variables with you during consultation.
Porcelain Veneers And Your Post-Treatment Needs
As one of our happy and satisfied veneer patients, you will be required to properly maintain them to ensure their utmost quality and most extended life expectancy. The best way to achieve this objective is to practice good at-home oral hygiene and keep regular dental appointments with our office while not chewing hard foods or other substances.