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
Before Porcelain Veneers Treatment
After Porcelain Veneers Treatment
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 material that forms porcelain veneers closely resembles tooth enamel in part because it is translucent, much like actual tooth enamel. This translucent effect is what makes for a bright, beautiful, natural looking smile. With the use of porcelain veneers, anyone can have the beautiful smile they have always wanted.
It generally takes a series of three to five visits to complete the process of designing, creating, and applying porcelain veneers.
Consultation & Evaluation – The application of porcelain veneers requires the services of an expert cosmetic dentist, who will complete a very thorough evaluation before beginning the process. Our dentist will inspect your teeth, gums, and mouth using high-tech dental imaging to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Next, she will create a treatment plan that outlines your specific process.
Preparation – In order to apply the porcelain veneers, a small amount of tooth enamel must first be removed to accommodate the veneer. Temporary veneers will be placed on the teeth to protect them while the permanent veneers are skillfully crafted in a dental laboratory.
Typically, provisional dental veneers are placed over the teeth to keep them protected while permanent dental veneers are being crafted, but sometimes this is not necessary.
Final Placement – Once the permanent veneers are complete, your dentist will secure them to your teeth to create an unforgettable smile that will last a lifetime. Unlike tooth whitening or other cosmetic procedures which must be repeated often, porcelain veneers are a long lasting solution which will provide you with a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Aftercare – Porcelain veneers require some special care. Your Lanier Smiles dentist will review instructions with you, and show you how to floss and brush the dental veneers.
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.