More than likely, you have heard about porcelain veneers from a friend or a news segment. Many people know that veneers are used to produce total smile makeovers because they can conceal a variety of dental imperfections. The reason that veneers are made from porcelain is that this material is lifelike and durable. Porcelain is available in a number of white shades, too, so that this material can produce the ideal tooth color a person desires. Following are answers to common questions about porcelain veneers.
How can veneers improve my smile?
Veneers can improve your smile by concealing flaws on teeth as well as visible damage caused by injury and disease. Essentially, porcelain veneers act as a permanent cosmetic enhancement to teeth. On top of concealing imperfections, a series of porcelain veneers can produce uniformity. This means that multiple veneers can make teeth appear proportionate to another and straight.
How are veneers made and placed?
Dental technicians handcraft veneers from high quality porcelain. They are custom made to precise specifications determined by our dentist. These specifications determine the exact shape of veneers so that they complement a patient’s unique oral anatomy. It is very important that veneers are made properly because any discrepancies in their dimensions will result in an unnatural appearance.
Veneers are placed over the front sides of teeth through a permanent bonding process. First, teeth are reduced slightly to make an indentation for veneers to be placed. Then the surface of teeth is gently etched to create texture so that veneers and the bonding solution that holds them in place have something to adhere to.
Who benefits from porcelain veneers?
Many people could benefit from porcelain veneers. Candidates for this procedure typically suffer from intrinsic tooth stains along with jagged, crooked, chipped, and rotated teeth. There are a variety of cosmetic treatments available that can meet any person’s vision for a beautiful smile.
The only way to be certain if this treatment option meets your smile makeover needs is to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist. Contact our team at Newton Dental Group today to reserve your appointment.