An excellent way to create a beautiful smile is to have porcelain dental veneers, which are thin pieces of white porcelain that are attached to your teeth carefully by a dental lab.
Some people will even have veneers fitted to their teeth as a better looking alternative to crowns, and can be used for many other dental conditions that your dentist will treat.
Although not completely permanent, veneers are very durable and strong, and will not need to be replaced often. The incredible smile that they can offer people have made them very popular, and if you have the following then you should consider talking to your dentist about receiving them:
- Yellow or stained teeth
- Teeth that are crooked
- Teeth that are misshapen
- Teeth that are mis-sized
- Gaps where teeth are missing
- Chipped or worn teeth
What is required to get porcelain veneers?
No anesthetic is required to receive veneers, and your dentist will only need two dental visits in order to fit them properly. Your teeth will be shaped and buffed to make sure that the veneers will fit perfectly, and then a mold or impression will be taken of your teeth so that the veneers can be made to fit. Your dentist will also help you to choose the color that you want your veneers to be.
At your second appointment your teeth will be cleaned with a special liquid that will aid the bonding of the veneers, and they are then fitted. A special light will be used to strengthen the bonding, and then you are ready to go home. Specialist care instructions will be given to you so that you can look after your new veneers, including regular flossing and visits to your dentist so that you can keep your veneers looking their best.
To determine if porcelain veneers are your best option, call (619) 640-5100 for a free consultation.