What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top side 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 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 veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies, simply and quickly and help you achieve a beautiful smile!
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Will they 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 porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Dr. Abeyta will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Diagnosis & Treatment planning
You will want to take an active role in planning your smile design. Dr. Abeyta will review the corrective limitations of this procedure and help you plan your new smile.
Maintenance of your new 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 due to the amount of enamel left on the tooth after preparation. 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. Dr. Abeyta may recommend a soft nightguard for you to wear to minimize stress placed upon your teeth while you sleep. We hope that your new veneers fulfill your esthetic goal. With proper home care and scheduled visits, they are sure to provide you with a beautiful smile for years to come.