What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a great way to improve the look and shape of your smile. If your front teeth are cracked, discolored, stained, chipped or unevenly spaced, veneers can essentially cover up all of these flaws. Rather than work on one tooth at a time, veneers are used to cover the existing teeth. Veneers are made to look realistic, so no one will know you have them on other than the fact that you have a gorgeous, straight and bright white smile.
Why would Porcelain Veneers be needed?
Veneers are great for patients who have imperfect front teeth. Your teeth might be chipped, stained, discolored or unevenly spaced. You might want to simply cover them because you're tired of trying whitening products or coming in for other cosmetic treatments that aren't working. You will love the fact that veneers can last for about a decade without showing any signs of wear.
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are best for adult patients who have otherwise healthy front teeth. The veneers are attached to the front teeth, so it's important to realize that the teeth are compromised in order to place these restorations. We can examine your smile to determine if veneers are right for you. Most patients who want veneers can safely come in to have the work done.
What happens during the Porcelain Veneer process?
The procedure begins by buffing the fronts of your teeth. This makes room for the new veneers and improves their ability to stick onto the teeth themselves. We then take detailed impressions that will be used to make the porcelain veneers. Veneers are custom made for each patient, so they look completely natural and realistic after being placed. The veneers are then placed at a second appointment, where we carefully place one veneer at a time. You should care for your veneers at home by brushing and flossing around them.
If you think you might benefit from veneers, call our Tyler, TX office today to schedule a consultation appointment at your earliest convenience.