Designed to look and feel natural, a porcelain dental veneer is a very thin, custom-sculpted shell made from a strong porcelain material that fits over your tooth. Porcelain veneers can enhance tooth shape, length, size, and color. They are considered an excellent option to correct teeth affected by gaps, chips, stains, and even misalignment. If you lack confidence in your smile, the experienced dentists at Preferred Family Dental can beautifully restore your teeth and assist in the creation of your dream smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are an advanced method of repairing teeth affected by problems related to appearance, form, or both. They mimic the light-reflecting characteristics of natural teeth, and with proper care, porcelain veneers can provide your teeth with a brilliant new surface that is strong and durable, with results that can last for decades. Veneers are commonly used to fix a number of dental conditions, including:
Chipped or broken teeth
Gaps or spaces between teeth
Stained and discolored teeth
Worn down teeth
Teeth that appear too short
Irregularly shaped or crooked teeth
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Naturally, the first step in the procedure will be determining whether porcelain veneers are the best treatment available for you. During your consultation with one of our dentists, we can thoroughly discuss your goals and any questions you might ask. In some cases, alternatives such as cosmetic bonding and enamel shaping may be sufficient enough for enhancing your smile. If porcelain veneers are beneficial to your needs, we will conduct a complete examination of your teeth, and, if necessary, we will subtly reshape very small sections of the affected teeth to give the veneer the best possible fit. Then, we will create impressions of your teeth. These impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the veneers will be artistically crafted and designed for the most natural fit and appearance possible.
Once they are made, the veneers will be color-tinted to match your surrounding teeth. Using a special cement, we then bond the veneers to your teeth, and with one final polish, the procedure is complete. Your veneers should look and feel just like your natural teeth!