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Cracks, Chips or Uneven Teeth? Porcelain Veneers Can Help!

April 11, 2016

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porcelain veneersWhen you look in the mirror, do you like the smile you see? If chips, cracks, and uneven teeth are hurting the appearance of your smile, we have the solution you need. Porcelain veneers allow you to hide the cosmetic flaws that are hurting the appearance of your smile using a quick and noninvasive procedure. With cosmetic dentistry, you’ll instantly transform your smile using a natural-looking solution to love the smile you see.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Basically, a veneer is a false front that is attached to the front side of the tooth. Veneers can come in many different materials, however, porcelain offers unmatched benefits when compared to others. Porcelain offers the most realistic and natural look for a bright, white smile because light naturally reflects porcelain. Plus, it’s durable while being thinner than other types of veneers, so more tooth structure is maintained.

By attaching the porcelain front to the tooth, you instantly hide a diversity of cosmetic flaws that impact the appearance of your smile. You can use veneers to hide chips, cracks, and discoloration from medications. Not to mention, they can be used to give you a straighter and more proportionate smile by fixing small gaps and crowding issues. They will give misshaped teeth and teeth that are too short a more attractive appearance.

How Can I Get Porcelain Veneers?

The procedure to get the veneers is simple—no matter if you have a chipped tooth or a small gap. First, we will evaluate the health of your teeth. Then, we will take measurements and molds to create a treatment plan and custom-made veneers. During the procedure, we will clean and dry your teeth. Then, we will lightly etch the surface of the tooth to remove a very small portion of enamel. Since porcelain will be used, we are able to remove less enamel than with other veneers, allowing you to maintain more of the tooth structure. Finally, we will bond the veneer to the tooth and make final adjustments to ensure it looks and functions great.

How Do I Care for Veneers?

Caring for veneers is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. You will brush and floss twice a day, but be sure to use a soft toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to avoid damaging the veneers. To ensure the longevity of the veneers, avoid foods that are extremely hard or chewy. With the right home care, your veneers can last 10 to 15 years.

While the veneers aren’t susceptible to decay, you will still need to come in for routine cleanings and checkups. At each appointment, we will check the veneers to ensure they are still bonded well and have not become damaged or loose. Should damage occur, we can replace the veneer for a complete smile.

If you have chips, cracks, and misshaped teeth hurting the appearance of your smile, choose the simple and fast correction option with porcelain veneers. We will give you a smile you’ll love as a premier cosmetic dentist.

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