Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile for any reason? Maybe you have unattractive gaps in between your teeth. Maybe you have chipped or broken teeth. Maybe your teeth have stains that are unresponsive to teeth whitening treatments. Whatever issues you may have with your pearly whites, porcelain veneers from Dentistry in Motion can fix them. These wafer-thin restorations can correct multiple smile flaws at once by simply concealing the front-facing surface of the tooth. To learn more about porcelain veneers, continue reading below.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells that are permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your pearly whites. Your cosmetic dentist uses porcelain because it reflects natural tooth enamel perfectly, right down to the way light bounces off of it. Speaking of tooth enamel, some of yours will have to be removed to make room for the veneers, so it’s considered a permanent procedure. You have to be certain that this is the procedure you want. Although, since it’s pretty much guaranteed to give you the smile of your dreams, it’s not that hard to say yes.
If you have any of the following flaws in your smile, veneers may be right for you:
As mentioned earlier, a thin portion of enamel must be removed to ensure the veneers lay flush against your teeth. So, you must have plenty of healthy enamel left to be a candidate for veneers. If you don’t, then the veneers won’t have a sufficient surface to bond to. You also must have moderately healthy teeth and gums. If you have a cavity or gum disease, for example, you should get those issues treated before focusing on the cosmetic aspect of your smile.
After a consultation to determine that porcelain veneers are right for your smile, getting them placed takes just two appointments.
At your first visit, we’ll shave off a sliver of enamel to prepare the teeth. Then, we’ll take impressions of your prepped teeth to send off to the dental lab, where your veneers will be designed. In the meantime, we can affix you with temporary veneers to let you get accustomed to how they will feel in your mouth.
Simply return to our office when your actual veneers are ready, usually after a couple of weeks or so. We will then permanently adhere your veneers to your teeth, instantly transforming the appearance of your smile.
Now that you know a little about porcelain veneers, you might be considering getting them yourself. Just contact us today for a consultation to figure out if they’re just the treatment you need.