How do porcelain veneers work?
If you’re bothered by a smile that doesn’t enhance your appearance, porcelain veneers are definitely an option we’d like to help you explore. You’ll be amazed to see the dramatic effect that veneers can have on your self-confidence – looking great helps you feel great.
Porcelain veneers are super-thin slices of dental porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your natural tooth. Porcelain veneers offer an esthetic solution for patients of many ages. Veneers can be used to correct a variety of common cosmetic problems, such as:
- Small imperfections like chipped or cracked dental enamel
- Discolored, stained, or dull teeth
- Uneven spaces and gaps between teeth
- Poorly proportioned teeth
- Minor misalignment of teeth
We start the veneers process by shaving off a very small amount of surface tooth enamel. The amount removed is about the same thickness as the veneer, leaving just enough space for the veneer to fit precisely and look natural. Next, we’ll take an impression that we send to the dental lab where your veneers are custom-crafted. When finished, we’ll fit the veneers and bond them securely to the surface of your teeth.
Veneers are an excellent solution for many esthetic problems, but we also offer other options that may be more appropriate. Please contact Dental Care at Moon Valley for more information.