Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Offer Instant Smile Enhancement

Veneers can instantly correct various dental concerns including crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, unwanted spaces between the teeth, worn or chipped teeth and discolored or stained teeth.

Often times, these thin but durable porcelain veneers can be placed with little or no preparation of the teeth. This means anesthesia is often not needed for this procedure. Also, this means that temporary veneers are often not needed.

When the teeth have been prepared to the proper shape, an impression is taken. The dental ceramist using Dr. Poole’s instructions and designs, fabricates the restorations in one to two weeks.

At the cementation appointment, the teeth are gently cleaned and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. After being polished and the bite perfected the veneers are ready for years of smile enhancement for the patient.

More Information About Veneers:

Porcelain veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth.  They are also called dental porcelain laminates or dental veneers. The veneers are very thin, custom-made covers for your teeth. The porcelain shells are bonded to the front surface and permit the tooth to be changed in terms of size, length, shape and color.

Veneers typically last between 5 and 10 years before needing to be replaced. During the time the veneers are in place, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing are just as important.

 

What conditions do porcelain veneers address?

Discoloration – Teeth can become discolored through numerous treatments or natural decay. Porcelain veneers are used to change the color of the tooth.

Deterioration – Teeth can become worn down through natural progression.

Chipping – Teeth can be chipped or broken and porcelain veneers are a favorite remedy.

Misalignment – For teeth that are not aligned properly, or that are irregularly shaped can be re-aligned or re-shaped with porcelain veneers.

Gaps – Teeth with gaps between them can be fitted to fix the gaps with porcelain veneers.

Advantages of Dental Veneers:
  • Instant results
  • Gums tolerate and can benefit from porcelain veneers
  • Stain resistant
  • Improved smile and overall appearance
Disadvantages of Dental Veneers:
  • The porcelain veneer process is generally irreversible.
  • Porcelain veneers are generally not repairable if they crack or chip.
  • Enamel removal is required.
  • Teeth can become sensitive to heat and cold.
  • Teeth with veneers are not decay-proof.
Who are not good candidates for porcelain veneers?
  • Persons with gum disease or weakened teeth
  • Persons with an inadequate amount of tooth
  • Persons who clench their teeth or who grind their teeth in their sleep

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