Porcelain veneers make for excellent cosmetic enhancements. In fact, veneers can produce a total smile makeover that gives patients the appearance of a healthy, perfect smile. Porcelain veneers are quite durable. Of course, porcelain itself is a durable material used for restorations and prosthetics. However, the durability of veneers is also attributed to the customized nature of creating these cosmetic enhancements as well as the bonding process. Veneers are made to be long-lasting and strong. Many people’s porcelain veneers last for decades before requiring replacement.
How can veneers help me?
If you suffer with dental flaws such as chips, gaps, permanent stains, and misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers could be of great benefit to you. Unlike a restoration or teeth whitening treatment, a porcelain veneer is used to conceal imperfections by covering them with a tooth-shaped enhancement. When porcelain veneers are bonded over the most visible teeth in a smile, a person will enjoy the appearance of a complete smile makeover. Teeth will appear uniform in size and shape and they will look straight. For those with various types of dental imperfections, porcelain veneers are a great option for addressing concerns with one type of treatment option.
Does receiving veneers hurt?
Placing porcelain veneers is a minimally invasive procedure. The reason placing veneers is considered minimally invasive is because very little tooth preparation is required in the process. Since the sensitive interior areas of teeth are not affected by treatment, patients enjoy a very comfortable procedure with instant results at the end of the process. If anesthetic is necessary, only local anesthetics are needed to ensure comfort.
The first step to receiving veneers is scheduling a consultation with a cosmetic dentist to see if this treatment option will work for you. If we decide to place veneers after consulting with you, the second step involves reducing tooth structure slightly to create the appropriate surface for which veneers can lay. Then molds, X-rays, and photos are taken to develop the perfect dimensions needed for each veneer. After veneers have been created, patients will return to our office for the final placement process.
Contact Newton Dental Group today to reserve a smile makeover consultation!