Porcelain veneers remake the appearance of the teeth that show when you smile. They cover up any number of smile imperfections — from chipped and cracked to discolored or misshapen teeth. Veneers improve the size, shape, color, and overall appearance of your smile.
Dental porcelain is a sturdy material that closely resembles tooth enamel. It is strong and reflects light in the same way as your natural teeth. One significant difference between veneers and your original teeth is that porcelain does not discolor at the same rate. That means your porcelain veneers will stay the same shade of white for years and years after their application.
Veneers offer a number of benefits for people with imperfect teeth. Some of the advantages of veneers include…
- Multiple dental imperfections are solved with a single treatment.
- Most people are good candidates for dental veneers.
- Dental porcelain stays beautifully white for years.
- Veneers are highly customizable for the precise results you want.
- Local anesthesia is available for a comfortable procedure.
Contact your dentist to discuss your eligibility for dental veneers. Most adults who are in good oral and overall health are candidates for the treatment. Cases of gum disease and tooth decay should be healed before undergoing elective cosmetic treatments.
Procedure for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are placed in two to three visits to Sierra Smiles. In the first, your cosmetic dentist puts together your treatment plan based on your goals and desires. Bring photos of smiles you admire to this appointment to help illustrate the look you would like to achieve. Once your treatment plan is in place, your doctor prepares your teeth for the veneers. A small amount of enamel is removed to make room for the veneers to be bonded on top. You leave the first visit with temporary veneers.
Between appointments, your veneers are manufactured in a separate lab using your specific smile information. You will come back to our office once they are ready. The temporary veneers are removed and, after a final quality check, the permanent veneers are securely bonded onto the prepared teeth.
Caring For Your Porcelain Veneers
Maintenance for porcelain veneers is not so different from what you are already used to. It’s all about good dental hygiene — so continue to brush your teeth for two minutes, at least twice daily, and floss your teeth daily. Visit your dentist for regularly-scheduled checkups and cleanings to promote healthy teeth and gums. If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, invest in a custom-fit mouthguard to protect your veneers from chips, cracks, and breaks.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Your dentist in Pasadena is highly skilled in perfecting smiles with porcelain veneers. Will yours be next? Get in touch with Sierra Smiles and request an appointment for expert cosmetic dentistry today!