Used to produce a total smile makeover, porcelain veneers conceal a variety of flaws in one’s smile. Living with smile imperfections can take a toll on a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. Many patients with stained, crooked, and visibly damaged teeth are embarrassed to smile around others and often avoid social situations because they feel self-conscious. Fortunately, patients no longer have to live with a less-than-perfect smile after receiving a smile makeover from our cosmetic dentist.
The Basics on Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are handcrafted cosmetic enhancements that are permanently bonded to the outside of teeth. Custom made from very thin pieces of tooth-colored porcelain, each veneer conceals imperfections on a single tooth. Porcelain veneers conceal flaws such as crooked, overlapped, and gapped teeth along with covering permanent stains. After the procedure is complete, patients enjoy a celebrity-worthy smile that is free of noticeable flaws and imperfections.
How Porcelain Veneers are Made
Each veneer is handmade in dental laboratories from high-quality pieces of porcelain. Our cosmetic dentist will take impressions (molds) of your teeth so that your veneers are made to the proper size and shape to complement your smile. Your veneers will accentuate the shape of your mouth and teeth for a natural look. Once your veneers are created, you will return to our office for placement. The placement process is a minimally invasive procedure that usually does not require anesthesia or sedation.
Veneers Preserve Your Smile for Years to Come
Unlike natural teeth, porcelain veneers are resistant to permanent staining. For additional protection, veneers feature a durable glaze. This glaze helps veneers maintain their tooth-like luster for a natural and beautiful appearance. Veneers are cared for like biological teeth. Patients will continue to brush and floss as normal.
In addition to porcelain veneers, our cosmetic dentist offers professional teeth whitening, white restorations, and cosmetic bonding to improve the appearance and function of smiles. Contact the office of Dr. Gardner today to reserve a cosmetic dentistry consultation with our team.
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