Veneers are thin porcelain shells designed to discreetly attach to the front of teeth, concealing dental imperfections such as:
You can discuss your concerns with the doctor during your consultation. Our dentists will help you determine if porcelain veneers can provide the results you desire.
There are other procedures that can treat some of the same concerns as veneers. However, in some cases, porcelain veneers may provide the most effective and efficient treatment.
While many patients assume teeth whitening can treat unwanted discoloration, it is important to note that some stains, known as intrinsic stains, occur within the inner structure of the tooth and may be resistant to even the best professional whitening treatments. Porcelain veneers can completely cover stains that are detracting from the appearance of your smile.
If you are unhappy with crooked or uneven teeth, you might assume that orthodontic treatment is the only option for straightening your smile. However, in some cases, porcelain veneers may be able to conceal minor misalignment. For more serious malocclusion, we offer traditional braces or clear aligners.
Typically, a porcelain veneers treatment requires two appointments. However, before any cosmetic treatment can be provided, we must first treat gum disease and other oral health issues, if they are present.
During your first visit, we will conduct a smile analysis to accurately plan your procedure. We will take digital impressions of your teeth from which your custom porcelain veneers will be crafted for the best possible fit.
Throughout the treatment process, we pay close attention to detail to increase the longevity of your porcelain veneers.
The doctor will slightly alter the teeth receiving treatment. This may include reshaping the tooth and etching the surface to accommodate the veneer. Some patients may be candidates for Lumineers® which require minimal to no tooth preparation. Based on your needs, the doctor will recommend the best veneer treatment for you.
Once your veneers have been fabricated, you will return to our office for placement. Our doctors apply expert precision when securing your veneers for natural-looking, high-quality results. Throughout the treatment process, we pay close attention to detail to increase the longevity of your veneers.
You can rest assured you will receive the finest cosmetic dentistry care to enhance your smile at Elements Dental. Find out if porcelain veneers are right for you by contacting us online or calling us at (250) 382-5233.