Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of tooth-colored porcelain materials that adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re used on the front teeth – the ones that are visible when smiling – (The critical cosmetic zone) to correct issues like cracks, chips, uneven edges, stains, discolorations, gaps between teeth, teeth that appear “too small” in relation to other teeth (sometimes referred to as a “gummy smile”), rotated and malposed teeth.
What are Veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are placed over a damaged, misaligned, or stained tooth to conceal cosmetic issues and create a new appearance. Treatment with porcelain dental veneers begins with a digital impression of your teeth. This impression will allow porcelain veneers to be custom-made for the affected teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit.
After the veneer is designed, it is color-tinted to match the surrounding teeth, or to your aesthetic preference, and attached to the tooth with a durable cement. Depending upon the type of veneer you choose, you may be given temporary veneers while you wait approximately 7-10 days for the permanent veneers to be returned from the ceramist. The damaged tooth can then be concealed with a healthy-looking porcelain veneer and a rejuvenated appearance.
Dr. Borzoo uses his experience, as well as his aesthetic sensibilities, to design veneers that look both beautiful and natural. The color of porcelain veneers will not change over time, so your teeth can remain bright and vibrant. When properly cared for, porcelain veneers often last for decades and keep your smile looking youthful. Practicing good daily oral hygiene and scheduling routine oral exams is the best way to maintain your results. Patients who frequently clench their jaw or grind their teeth at night may consider a small oral appliance to protect the veneers during sleep.
Porcelain dental veneers can be an excellent way of addressing common problems with your teeth and creating a beautiful new smile with results that look and feel natural.