Veneers and laminates are one of the most sought-after treatments in cosmetic dentistry. Their application involves using a thin porcelain to improve the appearance of your smile. At Hayes Family Dentistry, we help you choose the right shade of veneers to closely match with the natural color of your teeth.
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell and will cover the front of the tooth. Porcelain is a brittle material, but when it is bonded to the teeth with a special gel, it hardens and strengthens to function like a real tooth. Porcelain veneers are very versatile and can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic tooth problems such as:
- Worn Teeth
- Stained Teeth
- Broken Teeth
- Close Spaces
- Disfigured Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
Some people have the misconception that porcelain veneers could make their teeth appear unnaturally whiter and larger. That is not the case at all. In fact, your porcelain veneers are barely noticeable and are specially made to match the natural color of your teeth. Porcelain reflects the glossy shine of natural teeth, and the shells are so thin that they blend well with the rest of your teeth. The result is an improved, yet natural-looking smile, which boosts your confidence and overall looks.
The procedure of placing veneers on your teeth begins with an examination of your teeth so that the appropriate shade of veneers can be decided. We will create impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory to create your restorations. The teeth need to be prepared by shaving off a small amount of enamel before applying veneers. The custom veneers are then bonded on to the teeth to give you your brand-new smile. The procedure is easy and painless.
Veneers are bonded to your tooth with the use of special dental cement. The cement adds strength to the porcelain material to help it function like a natural tooth. Veneers are also lesser prone to staining than your natural teeth.
If you would like to know more about porcelain veneers and laminates, please contact our office for a consultation today.