Porcelain dental veneers are a sure-fire way to get that Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted. They’re one of the most dramatic treatments that can completely change the esthetics of a person’s smile. Porcelain veneers correct the appearance of teeth that are crowded, crooked, gapped, discolored, or chipped. In essence, they give you an entirely new smile. There’s no braces, no whitening, no long-term treatments, only a direct esthetic approach to improving your smile.
The beginning phase of porcelain veneer treatment is the consultation and design of your ideal smile. You’ll get to select the new color of your teeth, tooth size, shape, and what areas you want to improve in your mouth. Once this is finalized, a prep appointment will be scheduled to shape the teeth for their veneers. In some cases, the dentist will place temporary veneers on the teeth so the patient can see how their final veneers will look. About 2 weeks later, the permanent porcelain veneers are ready to be bonded to the teeth. Any temporary veneers will be removed, and all of the porcelain veneers will be cemented to the teeth.
Veneers are designed to last for several years. You can eat anything you like, just as you would with other types of dental restorations. They’re easy to care for, and you just brush and floss around them as you would your regular teeth. Most of the time they are placed 6 across the top front teeth, to show when people smile. Some people with wider smiles may need an extra veneer on each side, as well as veneers on the lower front teeth.
Posted on behalf of Linda King DDS
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