Porcelain veneers are an effective method for achieving a beautiful smile in a short period of time. These versatile cosmetic enhancements can conceal almost every dental imperfection you could think of. If you have misshapen teeth or teeth with jagged edges, you could benefit from the improved aesthetic veneers provide. Stains and chips can be addressed with veneers as well.
The versatility and effectiveness of veneers makes this a treatment option for many folks looking to improve the appearance of their smiles. If you have questions about your smile makeover options, call our office to reserve a consultation with our cosmetic dentist.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Veneers are ultra-thin, tooth-shaped cosmetic enhancements. They are bonded over the front sides of teeth to conceal noticeable cosmetic imperfections like stains, chips, and gaps. Since they are constructed from porcelain, veneers will closely resemble your natural teeth. Porcelain lends a very lifelike appearance so that veneers blend in seamlessly with biological tooth structure. Moreover, porcelain is stain-resistant and durable.
In most cases, people choose to have their most visible teeth veneered. This is done to produce the appearance of a uniform, symmetrical, and proportionate smile free of flaws like chips and stains. Since veneers create the appearance of a straight smile, many people refer to this treatment as “instant orthodontics.”
The Placement Process
After a patient has consulted with our cosmetic dentist, he or she will then return for a follow up appointment. At this follow-up, minimally invasive tooth preparation is needed. Reducing the thickness over the anterior sides of teeth by a small amount is important for creating a “bed” which veneers can lay on without protruding out too far. Then, molds, digital images, and photos are taken of a patient’s teeth. These molds and images will be used to determine the proper specifications of each veneer.
After veneers are made, patients will return to our practice for the final placement process. The outer surface of teeth will be gently etched to create the proper surface for bonding veneers permanently with a cement-like compound. Receiving veneers is not uncomfortable or overly invasive.
If porcelain veneers interest you, call us at Newton Dental Group today to schedule your visit.