What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom made for each patient. These small porcelain veneers are permanently adhered to the fronts of your teeth, covering up small imperfections that would otherwise take a lot of work to correct. Veneers can last up to 10 years with proper care and oral hygiene. The procedure is done quickly and easily, with little to no anesthesia required.
Why do you need Porcelain Veneers?
You may choose porcelain veneers as an alternative to more extensive work. Veneers are durable and long-lasting, so they can last upwards of a decade before needing to be replaced. Some of the reasons you may choose porcelain veneers include:
- You have small cracks or chips on the front teeth
- Your front teeth are stained or discolored
- You have gaps and spaces between your front teeth
- You have uneven teeth (one shorter and one longer)
What makes you a good candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most healthy adult patients who want veneers can and will benefit from them. However, an exam is required prior to having veneers made to ensure there is no underlying issues with the teeth on which the veneers will be placed. For example, if a tooth has a fracture in it that has exposed the inner pulp, a root canal is needed rather than a veneer. Dr. Lori Logan can perform a quick and painless examination to determine if veneers are a good option for you.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
The fronts of your teeth will be lightly buffed to improve adhesion of the veneers. Impressions are made to create the porcelain veneers custom to fit your smile. Once they are made, they will be permanently adhered to the fronts of your teeth. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your new veneers to last for roughly 10 years. Veneers can withstand quite a lot of pressure and are incredibly durable. They blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile for a natural, beautiful look.
If you are interested in transforming your smile with porcelain veneers, call our office today so that we can better serve you and answer your questions.