Porcelain Veneers An Overview
Porcelain veneers can be used for subtle changes or dramatic transformations. A porcelain veneer is a thin, translucent shell of tooth-like material that is bonded to the front of teeth. They are a highly sought-after cosmetic dental procedure. Dr. Alla Brown and Dr. Amanda Newberry offer porcelain veneers to patients who want to improve the beauty, health, or function of their teeth.
Porcelain Veneers Before & After
We restored this patient’s smile using a combination of porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns.
Porcelain veneers are used for a number of cosmetic and functional concerns including:
- Closing spaces between teeth
- Repairing chipped or broken teeth
- Covering stained or discolored teeth
In some cases, they can be used to correct the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth and help you avoid orthodontic treatment.
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Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
The process for porcelain veneers takes place over several visits:
Consultation & Evaluation – Each patient starts their treatment with a comprehensive evaluation from your dentist. The dentist will inspect your teeth, gums and mouth and determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Next, she will create a treatment plan that outlines your specific process.
Preparation – Next, your dentist will prepare the tooth or teeth to accommodate the porcelain veneers. A small amount of the natural tooth structure will need to be removed to allow them to fit properly inside your mouth. She will take an impression of the teeth that will be used to create the porcelain veneers.
Provisional Dental Veneers – Typically, provisional dental veneers are placed over the teeth to keep them protected while the permanent dental veneers are being made at a dental laboratory. The provisional dental veneers would be made of plastic and temporarily sealed to the front of the teeth.
Final Fit & Cementation – Because of the comprehensive planning up front, the final visit is relatively short and predicable. We will try on the porcelain veneers and check them for fit, shape and color. The dentist will make any minor adjustments if needed, before permanently bonding them to teeth.
After Care – Porcelain veneers require some special care. Your dentist will review instructions with you and show you how to floss and brush the dental veneers. Routine dental cleanings and examinations are important to ensure long term health and proper fit. They are highly stain resistant and will look bright for years to come.