When men and women seek cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a popular option. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of very strong porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and new surface. It improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth instantly.
To begin, you will need a consultation with our Smiles for Life Dental Care team. You should think about what you do not like about your smile and confirm how you want it improved. Veneers may not be proper for you. Other cosmetic dental procedures are available that may be a better fit for the features you wish to change.
Porcelain veneers can repair many minor to moderate issues, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your nice smile.
We will also discuss both types of veneers: traditional and prepress. Before a traditional veneer is put on the tooth, the dentist first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this procedure is permanent.
The second service is called ‘no-prep’ or ‘prepress.’ With this type, enamel removal is usually not necessary. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible. However, this protocol has specific criteria.
Furthermore, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.
We will help you analyze your unique needs and advise you on how to reach your goals. Once we have created a dental plan, we will work with a laboratory and dental team to ensure everything is carried out as outlined.
If you do not have a dentist in Bridgewater or Staunton, we invite you to visit us today or to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.