About Porcelain Veneers
There are any number of reasons that veneers might be needed to repair or improve a smile. Some common reasons for veneers are:
- Spaces between the teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Unsightly stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are too small or too large
- Smile enhancement
Porcelain Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to change their appearance and function. They can be used to change the size or color of a tooth, or to bridge a gap or space between teeth. These veneers are hand crafted by our lab technicians so they are custom made for every individual case. A small amount of your enamel is removed for the process and we place temporaries for two to three weeks while your final veneers are being created.
When bonded to a tooth the porcelain material is very strong and durable, much like your normal teeth. The only special precautions we ask from you is to refrain from using your teeth for purposes outside the realm of normal chewing. Remember to not use your teeth to open plastic bags or break off hard things in between your teeth.
Once applied your veneers will give you many years of life but how long before they need to be replaced will depend on your oral cleansing habits and your biology. Veneers can last anywhere from 7 to 30 years.
To schedule an appointment to see if this is the right treatment for you, simply contact us today!