Porcelain veneers are an alternative to more invasive procedures, such as bridges and implants. Veneers adhere to the teeth, correcting misshapen teeth and filling unwanted spaces between teeth.
Veneers can usually be added in two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, teeth are lightly buffed down to allow for the extra thickness of the veneers, and an impression is taken for shape and color. This ensures that the veneers will fit properly as well as match the color of surrounding teeth, giving the veneers a completely natural appearance. In the second visit the teeth are cleaned and bonded to the veneers using a light beam to harden the sealant.
Porcelain is a type of ceramic, and it’s glass-like quality makes it resistant to stains from coffee, wine, and cigarettes. Porcelain resembles natural enamel, so veneers look authentic and will last a long time. Compared to other restorative procedures, adding veneers is also a faster process that does not require extensive reshaping of the tooth.
Though there can be some drawbacks, such as sensitivity to hot or cold, most people find the benefits of porcelain veneers outweigh the costs. Veneers can be an excellent way to restore your smile and your peace of mind.
Call today at (336) 841-0000 to see if porcelain veneers are the right solution for your oral health needs!