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Veneers

Veneer Dentist

Do you have cracked, severely stained or abnormally sized teeth?

Do you have gaps and cosmetic imperfections in your teeth, which are inhibiting the aesthetics of your smile?

Call today to schedule an appointment for Dental Veneers!

Porcelain veneers or dental laminates are thin custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Veneers are used to fix teeth that are discolored either because of stains from tetracycline or other drugs or excessive fluoride, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped and teeth with gaps between them. Veneers last much longer than fillings and look better.

Veneers are custom made to match the shape and tint of your teeth in order to seamlessly blend in and fit the overall look of your smile.

The bonding material used will keep them sturdy, strong and in-place for years to come.

These laminates are ultra-thin in order avoid looking bulky or unnatural.

You deserve to look your best and we believe everyone deserves to smile!

The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of ceramic fused on to the outer side of your teeth, primarily intended to cover yellowed teeth, make them whiter, and make your teeth look brighter. They are mainly recognized as a smile-makeover solution that is durable and lasting. But, makeover solution they may be, they are still a medical process and have their pros and cons. Here we look at the main pros and cons of porcelain veneers:

Pros of Porcelain Veneers

Natural-looking Teeth: Like tooth enamel, porcelain is white and translucent as well. This means light reflects off porcelain just as it does with tooth enamel; reflecting off the layer that is underneath them. The layer under enamel is the yellow dentin and the layer under porcelain is the dental adhesive that bonds it to the teeth. Therefore, porcelain veneers look natural and make your teeth look naturally white.

Stain Resistant: Stains roll or wipe off porcelain just as they do with glass, thanks to porcelain being ceramic. Thus, porcelain veneers are made not just to whiten your teeth initially but to keep them white, even if you often consume stain-producing foods and beverages.

Longevity and Durability: Porcelain veneers are strong and can last up to 10-20 years as long as they are cared for well.

Instant Result: The result in case of this medical beauty solution is instant. You don’t have to wait months or go through multiple appointments for the results to start to show.

Cons of Porcelain Veneers

Possibility of Damage: It is true that porcelain veneers can last for years and remain intact as well but there is always the possibility of it breaking, coming off, or chipping. If it comes off, your dentist will more than likely reattach it, but in case it breaks, you will have to get the process done all over again. Keeping them in good care and not using your teeth for things like opening product packaging or chewing hard nuts will generally keep your veneer safe.

Irreversible Process: Once you get porcelain veneers, you cannot change your mind. A part of your enamel is removed to bond the veneer that entirely changes the look of your teeth. Without the veneer, your teeth can look unaesthetic.

Higher Tooth Sensitivity (very rare): If you hate how your teeth react to hot or cold foods and beverages, rethink your decision to get porcelain veneers. They can increase your tooth sensitivity due to the enamel that is removed in the process. However, the increased sensitivity might not occur or may just be temporary.

Typically, the pros always outweigh the cons in the case of porcelain veneers as they are such a simple and effective solution. But it is different for everyone, so it is best to know the pros and cons beforehand.

Maintenance of a Porcelain Veneer

Maintaining porcelain veneers is actually quite simple: Treat them as you would your original teeth, with routine brushing and flossing. Using non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste will typically be suggested by your dental professional. Don’t chew hard nuts or objects just as you should not chew with your natural teeth.

One week after your veneers are placed, you will be required to return to the office for a follow-up visit and evaluation so that we can see how your mouth is reacting to the veneers. Even if you feel the veneers are a success, this appointment is vital to your future oral health.

If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, we may fit you with a nighttime bite guard so you do not damage your veneers.