Porcelain veneers are an effective and affordable way to correct cosmetic defects with your teeth. The procedure for getting veneers is simple and usually takes just two visits to the dentist. In most cases, no anesthetics are needed to get veneers. With one or more porcelain veneers, you can enjoy a more attractive smile.

Dental Problems Fixed by Veneers

Porcelain veneers are frequently used to cover up deeply stained teeth that cannot be corrected with teeth whitening procedures. They are also helpful for correcting teeth that are slightly crooked or spaced too far apart. Your dentist may recommend veneers if one of your front teeth is chipped or cracked.

Procedure for Getting Porcelain Veneers

To get porcelain veneers, your dentist begins by removing a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the affected tooth. Impressions are taken and sent to a dental lab. The porcelain veneers are customized to fit your teeth. On your next visit to the dentist’s office, the veneers will be cemented onto your natural teeth. The cement is fixed into place with a special light. Because some enamel has to be taken off your teeth, veneers are considered permanent cosmetic procedures.

How to Care for Your New Smile

You will need to brush and floss your new veneers just like you care for your other teeth. The porcelain can absorb dark colors from certain foods and drinks, such as beets, tomatoes, coffee, and tea. You may need to avoid these foods and drinks or immediately rinse with water after eating or drinking those products. Regular cleanings from your dentist will also help to keep the veneers in good condition.

When you are considering porcelain veneers for your teeth, call the office of Tran Terrie, DDS.