Posted: September 27th, 2019 Category:Porcelain veneers offer a wide variety of solutions for your dental issues, particularly crooked teeth, cracks and/or deep discoloration. At Smile Solutions, we are delighted at the opportunity to combine artistry with chemistry to find the perfect solution for your teeth, facial features, and personality. But, what are porcelain veneers? Are they safe? How much do porcelain veneers cost?
What Are Porcelain Veneers?Porcelain veneers are made from tiny particles of glass, absorbed together at a high temperature, to create one single thin layer of glass that is often used in such things as tooth veneers. Porcelain veneers have proven to be very effective when it comes to dental restorations, like crowns and artificial teeth. Coming in various shades, porcelain is placed over a damaged tooth for the purpose of improving a patient’s overall look, as well as providing protection.
Are Veneers Right for You?For those who enjoy having a fuller, cleaner, whiter set of teeth, porcelain veneers are the perfect answer. Composite veneers involve a simpler process than porcelain, however, some people believe the finished look is not as appealing as the more expensive porcelain veneer. Porcelain veneers are the best choice for lasting the longest, even as much as 15 years, if they are created and placed by an expert in veneer placement, such as Smile Solutions. Because the procedure is a serious one, receiving the best care at the highest quality level is vital, so the veneer is set properly and will last as long as possible. And, no, when it comes to veneers, not all teeth have to be restored.
What to ExpectFor those seeking to have veneers applied:
- An initial appointment is set where the patient’s wishes are discussed.
- An examination is performed to learn more about the patient’s history and what areas need improvement
- A discussion about what would be the most natural course to take.
- A four- to six-week program follows that involves taking impressions, re-contouring selected teeth, placing temporary veneers until the permanent ones can be cemented on and adjusted to perfection