Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are used to cover the front surface of a tooth. This treatment is used on teeth that have significant imperfections, such as chips, cracks, stains, or gaps. Porcelain veneers can cover all of these issues at once, helping patients gain a new smile.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Before placing veneers, the dentist will first need to prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth surface. This ensures that the veneers do not look bulky and unnatural on the mouth. Once the teeth have been prepared, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a dental lab. They will make a model of your teeth to help in fabricating the veneers. Meanwhile, we will place temporary veneers on your prepared teeth until your final restorations arrive.
When your permanent veneers are ready, you will have to come in to get the temporary ones removed and bond the permanent restorations into place. It will then be time to say goodbye to any imperfections!
What Are the Aftercare Tips for Porcelain Veneers?
Avoid damaging your veneers by following these tips:
Wear a mouthguard during contact sports.
Do not chew on non-food items.
Do not bite your nails.
Avoid using your teeth to open things.
Do not use your teeth as tools.
Do not use your teeth as tools for non-eating functions like opening packages.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers offer numerous benefits, such as:
They are a cosmetic treatment that can improve the appearance of teeth. This treatment can conceal cosmetic problems like chips, cracks, and stains.
The treatment can also address aesthetic issues like misalignment, gaps, and uneven teeth.
Veneers can completely transform a smile in just two visits.
They are noninvasive and do not require anesthesia in most cases.
Veneers are made of porcelain, which is a material that’s strong and durable. They can provide many years of beautiful, natural-looking results.
They create a flawless smile that looks natural and are stain resistant.
The longevity of veneers depends on how you care for them and your personal habits.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, you can either contact us via email or call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.