What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are cosmetic restorations that are attached to the very fronts of your teeth. They help to cover imperfections and flaws that are causing you to feel badly about your appearance. Veneers are thin, but they are durable and long-lasting. Most veneers can last for upwards of 10 years before replacement is recommended.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
You might choose to have veneers placed because you want to look your best for an upcoming event, like a wedding or reunion. Others have veneers placed because they’re tired of feeling embarrassed over their smile. Veneers are ideal for covering areas that are chipped, stained, discolored or unevenly spaced. The procedure to place them is noninvasive, with little to no anesthetic required.
Who is a good candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
We can examine your teeth to determine if you’d benefit from veneers. Veneers can be used to cover unsightly, but otherwise healthy front teeth. If you have decay or other problems, we will suggest other treatment options before veneers are placed. Most patients who want veneers can have them made and placed over the front teeth.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
We begin the procedure by lightly buffing the fronts of your teeth. This not only improves the fit and feel of the veneers, but it helps with adhesion of the new restorations. We then work to take impressions which will be used to make the actual veneers. A second visit to the office involves placing the veneers and ensuring they’re fitting and looking well. You will be amazed at how different you look after your veneers have been placed. Because veneers are custom made for you by experts, you can rest assured that they will always look natural and realistic. Most veneers can last for many years before you can easily have them removed and replaced.
If you think you might need porcelain veneers and want to learn more about the procedure, call our office today and we will be happy to further assist you.
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The Alsbury Smile Protection Plan
The Alsbury Dental team offers patients two dental assistance plans under our Alsbury Smile Protection Plan. We designed this in order to provide our patients and their families who don’t have dental insurance with the option to get the affordable care for one low price!