What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ideal for patients who are otherwise unhappy with their smiles. These thin, comfortable veneers are placed over just the front teeth. They help to hide and cover imperfections like cracks, stains, discoloration, and gaps. Despite being thin and delicate, veneers are strong, durable, and can last for more than 10 years.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
Whether you are planning to attend a wedding or class reunion, or just want to feel good about your smile, veneers are a great way to transform your entire face. They can reverse the hands of time, since a whiter and fuller smile is a sign of youth. They can help to cover stains from past habits like smoking and coffee drinking. Veneers are stain-resistant, so they often stay the same color for years after first being placed.
Who is a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Dr. Ju will examine your teeth to determine if you may need, or will benefit from, veneers. Most patients who want veneers can have them placed safely and easily. Veneers are more suited for adult patients rather than pediatric. If your front teeth are decayed or severely damaged, we may recommend other treatments before having veneers placed.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
To begin the veneer process, Dr. Ju will file down and slightly buff the front teeth. Buffing the front teeth helps the veneers to adhere better as well as prevents them from looking too bulky. We then take detailed impressions of your mouth, and use these to craft new porcelain veneers. Your next visit into the office involves placing the actual permanent veneers. This is done carefully to ensure that each tooth looks natural and realistic. Your veneers can be brushed and flossed like your other teeth, and you can expect them to last for more than a decade before they can be just as easily replaced.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers, call us today and our friendly staff members can provide you with the answers you need. We have extended office hours, as well as quality customer service, to improve your experience with us.