Get a Brand-New Gorgeous Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Would you like to improve the look of your smile? Veneers may be just what you need, and our dentist can help. Veneers have become a popular way to improve your smile because of their simplicity, effectiveness, and high level of customization options available due to advances in technology over recent years. They’re used to correct gaps between teeth, chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, and discolored or stained teeth. They can also prevent decay by strengthening the tooth’s surface. Veneers are made of a shell of durable material that is custom-fit to the shape of your teeth to correct imperfections in appearance. At Wohler’s Family Dentistry, we use porcelain veneers, which are stronger and provide a more natural look compared to composite veneers.
Porcelain VS. Composite Veneers
Porcelain Veneers for Common Dental Issues
Recent advances in technology have made porcelain veneers the cosmetic choice of many patients and dentists alike. It is worth noting that veneers are not merely a cosmetic procedure – they can also effectively address common dental issues such as tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion. Porcelain is much less susceptible to temperature changes than natural tooth enamel, making your teeth more tolerant of very hot or cold food and drinks. The porcelain also tends to be harder than tooth enamel, providing additional protection from the damaging effects of teeth grinding and clenching, as well as protecting your teeth from exposure to food and drinks that can degrade your tooth enamel.
Getting Porcelain Veneers - What’s Involved?
Veneer treatments are usually completed in just a few visits to Wohler’s Family Dentistry. In the first visit, a very thin layer may need to be removed from the tooth’s surface to make room for the veneer. This is necessary so your new tooth looks natural and not bulky once the veneer has been attached to your tooth. Next, a mold is taken of your prepared tooth and an advanced color matching process is done to make sure your veneer looks natural and cohesive with the rest of your teeth. It’s easy to change the color of the porcelain, so you can get an exact match for your unique smile. Then, all the information is sent to a lab that manufactures your veneer.
Once your personalized veneer is made, it will be sent to our dentist, and at your next dentist appointment, it will be installed. At the beginning of this appointment, our dentist will place the veneer over your tooth to make sure everything looks perfect, and make any final adjustments if necessary. Then, your teeth will be deep cleaned by our dentist. Once this is done, it’s time to install the veneer. For this, a special dental cement bonding agent is used to secure the veneer in place, and ultraviolet light is used to harden the bonding agent. Lastly, any excess cement will be removed, and our dentist will make sure your veneer is comfortable as well as attractive.
There may be some soreness in your mouth and jaw as you adjust to this new addition, but it usually passes within a week. Porcelain veneers are a great way to protect and improve the appearance of your natural teeth while also providing long-term dental benefits.
Contact us today to request your appointment, and transform your smile! We guarantee that your new smile will look beautiful and natural with our porcelain veneers!