What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a thin, semi-translucent laminates permanently bonded to your teeth. While they’re not suitable for every patient, veneers are the best aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth.
Advantages and Benefits of Veneers:
There are several good reasons to consider having porcelain veneers placed on your front teeth:
- The procedure takes only two appointments
- A conservative amount of tooth structure is removed during the procedure
- Veneers are the most biocompatible material you can use next to the gum
- A healthy natural look is achieved; in fact, porcelain veneers are the considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing restoration in dentistry.
How are Porcelain Veneers Done?
At your first appointment the teeth are prepared for the veneers and an impression is taken. This impression is sent to our lab where each porcelain veneer is custom made to Dr Netsky’s specifications.
At your first visit, Dr. Netsky will fabricate an attractive temporary veneer so you will not have to wait to simulate your new smile, and you can expect to leave the first appointment looking better than when you came in.
At the second appointment, after the lab has completed the veneers, the temporaries are removed and the final veneers are permanently adhered to the natural teeth.
What to Expect:
Veneers can last indefinitely, depending on how well you take care of them. Because veneers are stronger than simple bonding, they are also more resistant to stains and chipping. You must maintain regular oral hygiene at home and visit us for routine cleanings and exams. This is to ensure that your new veneers will look as good as new.
Another important point is that oral habits that damage natural teeth such as nail biting, opening bobby pins, and chewing on hard objects can also damage your new veneers. Once veneers are applied treat them like natural teeth. They look great and are extremely durable.