Porcelain veneers are used to cover-up imperfections of the teeth that can no longer be repaired using other forms of restoration. Veneers are bonded onto the surface of the teeth. The alignment, color, size, and shape of affected teeth may be improved instantly to uplift your smile.
Why you should consider getting porcelain veneers?
At Welch Dental Group , our patients are encouraged to consider the use of porcelain veneers to give the smile an instant improvement. The use of porcelain as a main component for dental veneers delivers remarkable results. Porcelain veneers have a close resemblance to the composition and appearance of natural teeth. They have light reflecting properties, which match the look of natural teeth. Additionally, porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant, which makes them ideal for replacing teeth at the front of the mouth.
Porcelain veneers are used when your teeth have incurred damage that is no longer easily corrected by regular restoration techniques. Damage to the natural tooth can be due to certain lifestyle habits, genetics, worn down teeth, severely decayed teeth, or diseased teeth with bumps. Porcelain veneers are also useful in repairing gaps in between the teeth, misaligned/misshapen teeth, and even minor imperfections.
What should you expect from the process of getting porcelain veneers?
First, a comprehensive consultation determines which shade, size, and shape would best suit your needs. In preparation for the procedure, the affected tooth or teeth are numbed with local anesthesia, for your comfort. During the procedure, a portion of the enamel is shaved off in roughly the same thickness of the new porcelain veneer. Initially, temporary veneers are used while the permanent ones are made separately in a dental laboratory. The waiting period is between 1-2 weeks, depending on the specifications. During the final application, necessary adjustments are made by your dentist to ensure your veneers are the perfect fit. The goal is the perfect smile.