What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are bonded directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With dental veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped, or crooked. A dental veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies, simply and quickly and help you achieve a beautiful smile!
Will Dental Veneers Look Like Normal Teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Because they are thin, light can shine through them and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.
How Durable Are Teeth Veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
The Doctors of MLD will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
The placement of porcelain veneers usually requires three appointments:
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Care & Follow-Up
Brush and floss daily. Return for a follow-up visit after one to two weeks.
Maintenance of Your New Dental Veneers
Brush and floss as you normally would. Don’t be afraid that you will damage your veneers by doing so. Non-abrasive toothpaste is recommended. A good home care regimen will insure the best aesthetic success of your veneer.
You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after placement of your veneer. This is often due to the use of some of the materials needed to accomplish the bonding process as well as the tooths response to the trauma of being worked on. Much of this sensitivity is totally normal and should dissipate in one to two weeks. If sensitivity persists, please call the office.
If you are a known clencher (bruxer), please be sure to let us know. The doctor may recommend a Nightguard for you to wear to minimize the stress placed upon your teeth and veneers while you sleep.
We hope that your new veneers fulfill your aesthetic goal. With proper home care and scheduled visits, they are sure to provide you with a beautiful smile for years to come.