WHAT CAN PORCELAIN VENEERS BE USED FOR?
One of the most common reasons people get porcelain veneers is to get a consistent set of teeth that are relatively even and colored a bright white. For our patients in the acting industry, getting a set of porcelain veneers is an investment in their future. Porcelain veneers can take uneven, discolored teeth and turn them into a perfect, glamorous smile.
Porcelain veneers can be more than just cosmetic. They can be used to repair chipped teeth or fix gaps between teeth. Gaps between teeth aren’t just unsightly. They can possibly cause the other teeth to shift, which can lead to misaligned teeth and jaw or bite issues.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR GETTING PORCELAIN VENEERS?
Getting porcelain veneers is actually relatively painless. We will start with a thorough exam and consultation. Impressions of your teeth are made to guide the customization of each veneer. The new porcelain veneers are then custom-made, which can take a few weeks.
Once the veneers are ready, our dentist will reshape each tooth and etch the surface so it can accept the veneer. Cement that matches your teeth and veneers will be applied to secure the veneer to the tooth. Afterward, some gentle filing and polishing may be done to make sure the veneer fits perfectly.