Whether you are looking to make a career move or simply seeking personal satisfaction about the way you look, our smiles always seem to be part of the conversation. One of the most effective ways to improve your smile is with dental veneers. Dr. Annabel Perez at Pines Dental is a cosmetic dentistry specialist with extensive experience in the implementation of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers, sometimes called dental porcelain laminates or dental veneers are a very thin and custom-made type of shell that is used to cover the front portion of a tooth. These colored shells are secured to the front of a tooth and will change the tooth’s size, color, shape, or length.
A dental veneer is usually made from either a resin composite material or porcelain. Resin veneers do not resist stain as well as porcelain dental veneer. Also, a porcelain veneer is a better choice because it will provide the patient with better light-reflecting properties, similar to natural teeth. Of course, your family dentist will be able to determine which is the better choice for your particular situation.
Dental veneers are used for a variety of dental issues such as teeth that are worn down teeth, broken or chipped teeth, irregularly shaped or misaligned teeth that are discolored, and a variety of other dental concerns.
A dental veneer procedure typically requires at least three visits to a dentist. The first visit will be for a consultation and the second and third visits will be for the preparation and application of the veneer(s). A dentist can simultaneously place a veneer on one or many teeth during the same visit.
Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, it is possible to have a perfect smile, no matter what condition your teeth are currently in. Porcelain veneers are commonly used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, discolored, or misshapen. Keep reading to learn more about how porcelain veneers can help you.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth, helping to hide any damage or discoloration. They can significantly improve your smile, correcting problems like chips, stains, crooked teeth, and uneven spacing.
The process of placing dental veneers is relatively straightforward. First, the dentist begins by reshaping the tooth, removing a portion of the enamel from the front surface. The amount of your tooth that is removed is approximately the same thickness as the veneer.
After the tooth has been shaped, the dentist then takes a mold of it. The mold is sent to a lab where a customized porcelain veneer is created. Once it is finished, your dentist then bonds the veneer to the front of your tooth. Because it was crafted from the mold of your actual tooth, it should fit perfectly, blending seamlessly with the rest of the tooth.
After the veneer is in place, the dentist will check your bite, making any necessary adjustments to complete the procedure.