If your smile's attractiveness has been harmed by cracks, chipping, discolorations, gaps, malalignment, or other aesthetic problems, porcelain veneers may be the solution.
Our dentists are highly qualified and skilled in the design and fitting of veneers. Porcelain veneers can help you get back the beautiful smile you have always desired by improving the appearance of your teeth.
Knowing what standard porcelain veneers can accomplish for your smile will help you decide whether this procedure is right for you.
To aid you in your decision-making, we have included some helpful information below that will address some of the most often asked questions regarding dental veneers.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that conceal flaws on the exposed front of the teeth and produce the perfect smile. Veneers can change the size, color, or form of your teeth to boost your confidence with a fabulous smile and add a new lease on life. With veneers, our dentists can transform your smile and self-image in just a few appointments.
Also known as non-prep, minimal-prep or prep less veneers, No-prep veneers, are super thin ceramic veneers that need little to no enamel reduction to prepare your tooth for the veneer. Many Hollywood stars' smiles have been transformed with no-prep veneers, and they are now available to you. Prep less veneers aren't right for everyone, and your dentist may assess your mouth to see whether this treatment is a suitable fit for your requirements and objectives. In certain situations, no-prep veneers can be removed at a later date to restore the original smile.
Patients with good dental health who wish to improve their smiles can benefit from both standard porcelain veneers and no-prep veneers. Prep less veneers need less tooth reduction than conventional veneers and can solve many of the same issues. This therapy, however, is not for everyone. The bite alignment is one of the most important factors to consider when deciding if non-prep veneers are right for you. If you're a candidate for Invisalign®, you could be a candidate for no-prep veneers as well. An assessment is the most effective approach to determine which strategy will work best for you.
Our team's first focus is your well-being. Porcelain veneers do need some tooth contouring (filing), but you can be sedated with a local anesthetic to make the process as painless as possible. The majority of patients claim to be in no discomfort at all. As the anaesthesia wears off after the procedure, you can take an over-the-counter medicine to help you recover faster. You will be sedated once again once the final veneers are set in place for the greatest possible experience.
During your initial appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth and take dental impressions for our lab technician. Your veneers will be handmade from high-quality dental porcelain by a professional ceramist. The dentist will place temporary veneers on your teeth at your initial session so you can view your new smile. At your next appointment, your dentist will remove the temporaries, permanently bond your veneers in place, and make any required adjustments.
Because both no prep and standard porcelain veneers are two-step procedures, you will need to return to our office for the final veneer placement and completion of your smile repair. The teeth are prepared in the first stage, and you will leave the office with temporary veneers. The length of your visit will be determined by the number of veneers you have installed. One to two weeks later, the second appointment is usually scheduled.
The average lifespan of dental veneers has just as much to do with the experience of the dentist that placed the veneers, the preparation and the accuracy with which they are applied including good oral hygiene of the patient. Porcelain veneers may last a minimum of ten years with proper dental hygiene, and they may even last a lifetime. In addition, maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine will get the maximum out of your treatment while also keeping your teeth looking healthy and beautiful.
Brushing and flossing daily, just as with your own teeth, is critical to maintaining the quality and strength of your dental veneers. It's also crucial to see the dentist on a regular basis and eat a healthy diet. Brushing too hard might result in gum recession and abrasions, so be careful. During your appointment, we may provide you advice on how to clean and floss your teeth properly.
Costs vary from person to person, therefore we recommend scheduling a consultation to know how much your personalized veneers treatment will cost. The kind of veneers you choose, the material or process used to create the veneers, the quantity of veneers you need, and any extra dental procedures required to enhance your oral health prior to veneer installation can all affect the price of porcelain veneers. You can get a detailed estimate for your tailored treatment plan at the end of your appointment.
Our friendly office staff will go through the specifics of your quotation, payment choices, and treatment scheduling with you. We are here to answer any questions you may have at any time!
There are alternative treatment options available if veneers are not the best for you. Cosmetic bonding is a low-cost option for reducing the occurrence of chips or cracks. In addition, Teeth whitening can improve the appearance of a smile. For a more thorough cosmetic improvement, more than one of these procedures can be combined. Smile makeover is the term for this treatment.