Porcelain veneers are a popular option for patients who have cosmetic problems with their teeth. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are affixed to the front of teeth to provide a clean, bright, healthy looking smile.
Porcelain veneers can be an effective solution for a variety of cosmetic dental problems, including:
- Cracked teeth
- Pitted or chipped teeth
- Stained teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
- Gaps between teeth
To apply porcelain veneers, the surface of the natural tooth is gently filed down to accommodate the veneers, and the veneers are then affixed to the surface using a special bonding agent Porcelain veneers can resolve problems with the surface of the teeth, such as cracking, staining, and pitting, and it can also be used as an ‘instant orthodontics’ procedure, in which teeth that are slightly crooked or uneven appear straighter, and to fill in minor gaps and size irregularities with the teeth.
Common Questions about Porcelain Veneers
What type of problems can porcelain veneers treat?
Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution to a variety of cosmetic problems with the teeth, including staining, pitting, chipping, cracking, and other damage. Porcelain veneers are also used for a procedure known as ‘instant orthodontics,’ in which teeth that are slightly crooked or not uniformly sized are corrected with custom-fitted veneers, leaving you with a straight, clean, healthy looking smile in as little as two office visits.
How long will my veneers last?
This depends on the initial quality of the work and on your ongoing care and maintenance. With high quality work from Colonial Dental Group, and with careful maintenance, your porcelain veneers can last well over ten years.
How long will the treatment take?
The procedure for porcelain veneers takes place over the course of at least two office visits. During the first visit, your teeth will be prepared and a mold will be taken of your teeth. During your second visit, your custom porcelain veneers will be affixed to your teeth, and adjusted as necessary.
Why choose porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are and effective solution for a variety of cosmetic problems with the teeth. They can whiten, brighten, straighten, and correct a number of cosmetic problems with the teeth.
To learn more about what porcelain veneers can do for you, call or email us today to schedule your personal consultation.