Veneers are thin,strong, custom made porcelain “jackets” that are bonded to front teeth.
What Can They Do For Me?
Wondering how veneers can benefit you? Here’s a glimpse of what they can do to enhance your smile:
1. Smile Enhancement:
Veneers work wonders by enhancing the color and shape of one or more of your teeth. They can seamlessly close gaps between your teeth, lengthen small or irregularly shaped teeth, and effectively whiten teeth with stubborn stains.
2. Dental Protection:
If your teeth have suffered from chips or are showing early signs of wear, veneers act as a protective shield, safeguarding them from further damage and restoring their original appearance.
Veneers are a versatile solution for various dental concerns, including but not limited to:
Spaces Between the Teeth (Diastemas): Veneers can discreetly close gaps between your teeth, creating a harmonious smile.
Broken or Chipped Teeth: Veneers can conceal imperfections and restore the integrity of damaged teeth.
Unsightly, Stained, or Faded Fillings: Veneers offer a long-lasting solution to mask discolored or deteriorating fillings.
Permanently Stained or Discolored Teeth: If your teeth are resistant to traditional whitening methods, veneers can provide a radiant, lasting transformation.
Misshapen or Crooked Teeth: Veneers can help reshape and align teeth, giving you a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Whitening Dark Yellow or Stained Teeth: Stubborn tooth discoloration is no match for veneers, which can brighten and rejuvenate your smile.
With veneers, you have a comprehensive solution to revitalize your smile, whether you’re looking for subtle improvements or a complete smile makeover. Our dental professionals are here to discuss your specific needs and create a customized plan to achieve the vibrant, confident smile you desire.
It takes two or more appointments to restore your teeth with veneers. On the first appointment, your teeth are shaped and roughened. From impressions, precise working models are made of your teeth. It’s on these models that the veneers are crafted to exactly fit your teeth.
On the second appointment, your prepared teeth are polished and cleaned. Then an adhesive is used to bond the veneers to your teeth. A harmless high-intensity light hardens the adhesive. Once in place, veneers virtually become part of your teeth. You can use them like you would your own teeth, because the bond is extremely strong. The final result is more beautiful and natural looking smile!
How long do veneers last?
Generally, porcelain veneers can be expected to function for 5-10 years.