Porcelain Veneers

What are Porcelain Veneers?

A tooth veneer is made of a thin porcelain piece which is bonded onto the front of a crooked, misshapen, or discolored tooth to restore a uniform, attractive appearance.  It can be done on a single tooth or as many teeth as needed.

Porcelain is used in dental restorations because it is durable and can be made to resemble your natural teeth in color, texture and shape for a natural looking and long-lasting, beautiful smile.

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile by correcting slight color and positional irregularities. Think about veneers this way - visualize them as a false nail that fits over your natural nail.

How is a Porcelain Veneer attached?

Once Dr. Miller has determined that dental veneers are the right choice for you, a pre-treatment wax impression is sent to the lab to create a model. A 3D digital scan with our TRIOS® 3Shape scanner will also be made to check the shade of your other teeth and digitally transfer this information to the lab technician to make an exact color match.

You and Dr. Miller can visualize the end result and make any modifications necessary. After you and Dr. Miller decide on any changes, the fitting is sent to the lab and the final veneers are made to exact specifications with a normal turnaround of less than a week.

Porcelain veneers are very durable and will last many years to give you a beautiful long lasting smile. As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement.

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Why should I consider Porcelain Veneers?

One of the advantages of porcelain veneers is that the teeth they are to be fitted to require only minimal reduction, a very conservative approach. The ideal veneer preparation is done only on enamel and does not extend into the dentin, or “live,” or part of the tooth.  Fitting veneers usually requires little or no anesthesia.

Also, the results that can be achieved with porcelain veneers are extremely cosmetically pleasing. Small misalignments or cosmetic blemishes can be easily fixed, and veneers can help rebuild tooth structure that has been lost due to erosion, abrasion or trauma.

Advances in modern materials permits porcelain veneers to be made to the highest level of accuracy and strength. Porcelain veneers work well for:

  • Cosmetic treatment to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces
  • Worn or chipped teeth*
Smiling woman satisfied with her appearance after placement of porcelain veneers.

*Note:  Dental veneers are not advised for teeth that are severely misaligned or where more than 70% of existing tooth structure is missing

Ready to restore or enhance your smile with porcelain veneers?

Give us a call to schedule your cosmetic dental consultation.

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