Door Creek Dental – Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are one of the easiest ways to get the perfect smile you have always wanted. Because porcelain veneers are so durable, you can have a lovely smile that lasts for years and gives you self-confidence you may never have had before!
At Door Creek Dental, we offer professional porcelain veneer placement for our patients that produces lovely smiles and corrects many common dental issues.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of medical-grade ceramic. They are attached to the front of the teeth to produce instant, beautiful and perfect smile results. The “porcelain” in porcelain veneers mimics the look and feel of natural dental enamel, so they are almost impossible to tell apart from real teeth, beyond the fact that they are beautifully white and even.
Porcelain veneers are not “one-size-fits-all.” They are individually crafted to fit each patient so that they look natural. They are used for whitening as well as orthodontic corrections. They are one of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry, with a long history of success. Dentists trust the procedure because it has been used successfully many times in the past and always gives good results.
Porcelain veneers have actually been around since the late 1920s. As one might expect, they originated in Hollywood, where actors and actresses who depended on having a lovely smile were willing to pay top dollar to have “false fronts” applied to their teeth. With the advent of modern dental sealants in the 1960s, veneers because permanent, and in 1982, porcelain became the material of choice.
What Is Involved In The Porcelain Veneer Procedure?
If you choose to have porcelain veneers placed on your teeth, you will visit the dentist for an initial consultation. This consultation may include x-rays and an impression made of your teeth. During this time, the dentist will discuss your expectations with you as well as explain the procedure, cost and timeline. The dentist will also use state-of-the-art technology to create a model of what your new smile will look like.
Your next visit will involve more time spent in the dentist’s chair. Your teeth will be polished and “etched,” which is a procedure that removes a layer of enamel and roughens the surface to accept the new veneer. The dentist will then take the newly-created veneer and place it over each tooth, removing it and shaping it as necessary. The dentist will also color the adhesive to match your other teeth so that your new veneer looks completely natural. The bonding agent is applied to your teeth and the new veneers are put into place. Depending on the extent of the work, this procedure may take several hours.
What Can I Expect From Dental Veneers?
Once your veneers are in place, you will immediately begin to enjoy the wonders of a perfectly aligned, beautiful white smile. It is not uncommon for a patient’s self-confidence to soar when this procedure is performed!
At Door Creek Dental, we are dedicated to providing you with the very best in cosmetic and preventative dental care. Contact us today to learn more about how porcelain dental veneers can change your life!