What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They’re made of durable and natural-looking porcelain material, which makes them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
The process of getting porcelain veneers typically involves the following steps:
- Consultation: Your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment to determine whether porcelain veneers are right for you.
- Preparation: Your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface. This helps ensure a secure fit for the veneers.
- Impression: Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental lab, where your veneers will be custom-made to fit your teeth.
- Placement: Once your veneers are ready, your dentist will carefully bond them to the front surface of your teeth using a special dental adhesive.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers offer numerous benefits, including:
- Improved appearance of teeth and smile
- Long-lasting results
- Stain-resistant material
- Minimal tooth reduction required
- Custom-made for a perfect fit
- Non-invasive procedure
Aftercare for Porcelain Veneers
After getting porcelain veneers, it’s important to take proper care of them to ensure they last as long as possible. Here are some tips for aftercare:
- Practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
- Avoid biting down on hard objects, such as pens or ice, which can damage your veneers.
- Wear a mouthguard if you play sports to protect your teeth and veneers.
- Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
At Smiley Dental, we’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with porcelain veneers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists.