Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain which precisely fit over the front surface of the teeth and are held in place using an adhesive bonding technique. Veneers have the unique ability to completely mask unattractively colored and stained teeth, correct worn and old looking teeth, close gaps between teeth, repair chipped teeth, and make crooked and rotated teeth appear straight and even.
All of this can be accomplished using beautiful translucent porcelain materials that let light through to appear natural and entirely real. Porcelain veneers are much more durable than bonded plastic resins and are relatively maintenance-free. Probably the most effective solution if you have several teeth in need of repair, veneers can even out the size and shape of your teeth, and give you a smooth, aligned new smile. Learn more about veneers to determine whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-fitted shells of strong dental porcelain that are affixed to your teeth. Veneers can give you a smoother, brighter, more even looking smile overall.
Dental veneers have the ability to rectify cosmetic smile issues, such as:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Pitted or chipped teeth
- Deeply stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Ill-proportioned teeth
With a skilled cosmetic dentist specially trained in porcelain veneers techniques, rehabilitating your smile can usually be accomplished in two office visits. Minimal reshaping of your own teeth is required to create space for the porcelain veneers, and between visits you will wear temporary veneers which will appear similar to the final result.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals, your interests, and what you’re looking for in your smile. In addition, we discuss your options regarding tooth placement, color, size and shape to ensure that you get just the smile you’re looking for. As part of your consultation, our cosmetic dentists will discuss in more detail what to expect during the procedure. You can see frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers to help you prepare for your veneers consultation.
Preparing Your Teeth
During your first appointment, your teeth will be shaped to receive the veneers. This will involve recontouring the surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneers. We will then take a precise custom mold of your prepared teeth, which will be used to fabricate your new, custom veneers. Finally, we will fit you with temporary veneers to wear until your permanent veneers are completed.
Fitting the Veneers
When you come in for your next visit, we will have your custom designed and fabricated veneers waiting for you. We will remove your temporary veneers and place your permanent veneers so you can see just what they’ll look like once they’re permanently bonded.
Once you’ve seen your new smile and are happy with the way they look, we will remove the veneers and prepare for the final bonding. We will gently and thoroughly clean the surface of your teeth, and then we’ll apply a specially formulated bonding adhesive to the surface and will permanently affix your new veneers, making any minor adjustments necessary to ensure a perfect, permanent fit.
Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers
To begin your journey to a beautiful new smile, please call us today at 781-843-7905 to schedule a personal consultation with the experienced cosmetic dentists at Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics. We can answer any questions you have about this procedure.