What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are designed to perfect your smile and cover minor imperfections. You may want veneers if you are unhappy with your smile and want to transform the way that you look. It’s not uncommon for patients to want veneers before a special event, like a wedding or a class reunion. Veneers typically last for about 10 years before they will need to be replaced.
Why are Porcelain Veneers necessary?
Veneers can cover a variety of flaws at the front of your smile. Patients benefit from a white, bright and even-looking smile that they don’t need to whiten or restore on their own. Some of the different flaws that veneers can cover include:
- Stains and discoloration
- Uneven spacing
- Gaps and spaces
- Cracked and chipped teeth
- Unattractive teeth
What makes you a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Before veneers can be placed, you will come in for an exam and consult with Dr. Hardin. This appointment is used to discuss the correct size and shape of the teeth for your smile and to identify what will make your smile look best. Often we use a model of your teeth for a dental laboratory or software mock-up of the desired shape and size of tooth. This will allow you the opportunity to see what kind of results you can expect.
Our goal is to perfect your smile with the use of high-quality and durable veneers. Veneers are a cosmetic option rather than something that is restorative, so additional treatment may be needed. Veneers are only placed at the front of your smile.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
Local anesthetic is often recommended but is not required. The front teeth are lightly buffed to make room for the veneers and improve their ability to adhere to the teeth. Next, you will have digital impressions, captured by the digital camera. Veneers can be designed and tried in while you wait. They may need to be slightly filed and adjusted to create your perfect smile. With proper care, your brand new porcelain veneers can last for about 10 years before they should be completely replaced.
If you would like to come into our office for porcelain veneers and want to know more about your treatment options, call us today and our friendly staff members can further assist you.