Have a wedding, class reunion or other ´big event´ looming and wish your teeth were ´straighter´? Most people assume that poor tooth spacing and/or poor alignment must be corrected through orthodontics, which means months or years of inconvenience and discomfort from wearing braces and the hassle of continual visits to the orthodontist. Now there´s a quick, easy and painless alternative for adults who do not wish to go through this lengthy process. Often by applying porcelain veneers to your teeth, spacing and alignment problems can be completely masked - giving you a perfect smile.
The entire process can be completed with a consultation visit plus two other visits to the office. It´s so fast and so effective that it´s often called ´Instant Orthodontics´. We can have you ready for that big event in no time!
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
Worn or chipped teeth.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.