21 May Veneers: A Restorative Benefit
Have you heard of veneers? If so, you might have learned that these cosmetic enhancements can transform a smile. In fact, veneers are favored in Hollywood for producing a beautiful, red carpet-worthy smile. Veneers can restore and rehabilitate the appearance of your smile by concealing noticeable imperfections and damaged teeth. For those wanting to improve their smiles, veneers might be a great solution for you if you suffer with stained, chipped, cracked, and misshapen teeth. Our dentist provides a few cosmetic and restorative treatment options to help our patients enjoy the benefits of having a beautiful smile.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are cosmetic enhancements that are bonded over teeth to produce a flaw-free appearance. Veneers are handcrafted from beautiful blocks of porcelain into tooth-shaped enhancements. A veneer is made for an individual’s specific tooth. Most of the time, porcelain veneers are bonded over the eight most visible teeth.
How are porcelain veneers applied?
Veneers are ultra-thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain, which makes these enhancements ideal for hiding imperfections. Porcelain veneers are bonded to teeth in a minimally invasive procedure. In fact, most people do not require local anesthetics for their smile makeovers. First, a small amount of a tooth’s surface is reduced to create a “bed” for the veneer so that when it is permanently bonded, it does not jut out too far from biological tooth structure. After this process is complete, the specifications for veneers are determined so that a person’s custom enhancements can be created in a dental laboratory. Once the veneers are ready, a person will return to our office for the final placement process. Teeth are gently etched so that their surface is roughened and veneers are bonded over each tooth. As the bonding compound dries, our dentist make final adjustments to ensure that a person’s cosmetic enhancements are placed perfectly.
Will my smile look natural?
Veneers are incredibly natural looking when they are shaped and bonded properly. Our team takes great care to ensure that our guests’ smile enhancements look and feel natural. Moreover, porcelain—available in many white shades—is a very teeth-like material.
Call us today at Palms Dental to reserve a consultation for a smile makeover.