Porcelain veneers are permanent cosmetic enhancements that can produce the appearance of a perfect smile. This popular and versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment can produce a complete smile makeover that looks incredibly natural and beautiful. Our dentist has transformed countless smiles with veneers.
How Veneers Work
Veneers conceal dental imperfections including stains, chips, and worn dentition. A series of veneers can also produce the look of a straight smile by hiding crooked, gapped, and rotated teeth. When multiple veneers are bonded to teeth, they transform the overall appearance of a smile to one that is white, straight, healthy, and in harmony with one’s facial features.
Made from high-quality porcelain, veneers are ultra-thin, tooth-shaped shells that are permanently attached to the front sides of teeth. They look and feel like biological tooth structure because porcelain comes in a variety of white hues and reflects light the way teeth do. Since these enhancements are custom made, they will look like natural, healthy dental structure.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The most obvious benefit of wearing porcelain veneers is an improved aesthetic. These enhancements can transform even the most problematic smiles into beautiful works of art. Beyond the direct smile-boosting benefits are an improved sense of confidence and self-image. Patients who have veneers report that social interactions are more pleasant and less stressful.
What to Expect from the Procedure
After a person consults with a cosmetic dentist, he/she can decide if this procedure is right for his/her needs. Receiving veneers normally takes two office appointments. The procedure for preparing teeth and bonding veneers is not uncomfortable and often doesn’t require local anesthetic.
The first phase of treatment involves slightly reducing tooth structure and taking impressions (molds) of one’s teeth to determine the exact specifications for each veneer. Dental technicians will then handcraft each veneer from high quality porcelain.
After the veneers are crafted, patients will return for the final bonding process. Teeth are slightly etched to create a stable bonding surface and then veneers are placed over teeth and secured with dental cement. Porcelain veneers last for years to come with proper care.
Call the office of Dr. David Kuban today to reserve a smile makeover consultation.