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.
"I was amazed with Dr. Brown's artistry and attention to detail. The process of replacing my old veneers exceeded all of my expectations. Even the temporaries were beautiful. Absolutely, positively recommend her and her staff"Attention to detail
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.
The cost of veneers depends on several things including the health and condition of your teeth, the number of veneers you need and the type of veneer we select. We will evaluate your smile and make the recommendation that is best for you. We will review all treatment costs before you make your final decision.
Lumineers are a brand of minimal-prep dental veneer, meaning little or no tooth enamel is removed before the veneers are placed. This type of restoration is not for everyone. Your dentist will evaluate your smile to determine if a no-prep veneer is right for you.