Porcelain veneers have become synonymous with beautiful, bright smiles. In the last twenty years, a great change has been building in the way people look at their teeth. More and more emphasis has been put on the perfect smile and white teeth. With science creating stronger and more aesthetic porcelains, the easiest and fastest way to get that Hollywood look is with porcelain veneers. This is now possible because of new cosmetic dental options available to us today.
So many people don’t quite know what a porcelain veneer is. They know many movie stars and models have them and that they can make you look great. Porcelain veneers can correct crooked, chipped, and stained teeth. Porcelain veneers are different from dental crowns. Crowns require drilling of extensive tooth structure all the way around the tooth and basically cover the whole white part of the tooth. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, cover only the fronts of the teeth, thereby veneering your mouth. They cover up any irregularities, cracks, and crookedness. Simply put… they look beautiful, youthful, and strong!
Slight drilling is needed to prepare each tooth for a veneer. An impression is then taken and sent to the dental laboratory, where a highly trained lab technician crafts your porcelain veneer. The color, shape, and anatomy of the porcelain veneer will all be expertly chosen to be the best fit for your smile. The porcelain veneers are then bonded to the teeth, instantly transforming your appearance. The transformation can be breathtaking!
Many people come to my office and ask about porcelain veneers. They know they want a positive change, and they know I can provide that for them. At your consultation, we will decide how many veneers we want to do. This may surprise you, but to do the best cosmetic job, most people will need at least six porcelain veneers. It all depends on the how wide a patient’s smile (the wider the smile, the more veneers you need). Some people also will need to do the bottom teeth as well, in addition to the top. We always work closely with each patient to determine the correct approach for their needs and desires.
Porcelain veneers can be a confusing topic for patients. There seems to be so many types of veneers (Lumineers is just one brand that you may have heard of) and it can be hard for a patient to decide how many they want or even if veneers are right for them. At our office you will sit down with me personally to discuss your case, because this is a very personal decision, a decision that can change your life!
Give us a call today if you’re interested in finding out if porcelain veneers are right for you!