Cosmetic dentistry can transform your appearance and your life. Treatments like porcelain veneers, for instance, are incredibly popular because they can address dental imperfections of various natures with the same type of cosmetic enhancements. With veneers, patients can enjoy a flaw-free smile with bright, white, and straight-looking teeth. This versatile cosmetic treatment option only requires minor changes to permanent tooth structure and the procedure itself is minimally invasive.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped cosmetic enhancements. They are used to conceal issues like stained, damaged, and improperly spaced teeth. A veneer is custom made from high quality porcelain so that it will perfectly complement a person’s smile. People receiving veneers typically have the most noticeable teeth in their smile treated. When multiple veneers are placed over teeth, a person whose smile was previously noticeably flawed will appear perfectly white, straight and symmetrical.
What to Expect When Receiving Porcelain Veneers
Placing porcelain veneers involves at least two office appointments. After consulting with a dentist, a person and his or her oral healthcare provider can decide if this is the best available treatment option. Once a person makes the decision to receive veneers, he or she will need molds taken of their teeth along with various types of images after tooth structure has been slightly reduced. Teeth receiving veneers must be reduced slightly so that veneers do not stick out too far.
Molds, diagnostic images, and pictures will help our team determine the exact specifications needed to make beautiful custom veneers. These specifications are then sent to a dental tech team at a laboratory so that the creation of veneers can begin. When veneers are ready, a patient will return for the bonding process. The surface of teeth is lightly roughened to create a surface which veneers can adhere to. Veneers are bonded with a cement-like compound and while the bonding solution dries, our team can make final adjustments on their placement for the perfect result.
Call us at DeSanti Family Dentistry today if you have questions about cosmetic dentistry or would like to schedule a consultation.