An individual is at risk of having the appearance of their teeth deteriorate no matter how careful they are with their oral health. Everything from some of the medications that are prescribed to engaging in sports activities could permanently damage teeth. This includes intrinsic discoloration, diseased pulp, cracks, and chips. For those that would like to bring their smile back to its original beauty, porcelain veneers may be exactly what is needed.
Dental veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are created custom for every single patient. This process begins with our dentist thoroughly examining the patient’s mouth in order to detect any health complications that could potentially affect the procedure in any way. If there is serious decay on the teeth or around the gums, this may need to be treated first.
Once this has been done, very precise impressions will be taken of the teeth and the specifications will be sent off to a manufacturer in order for the porcelain veneers to be made. During the patient’s next visit, our dentist will apply the veneers with a powerful bonding agent and then use a curing light to allow the veneers to quickly settle, speeding up the process.
After they are in place, the veneers will last for upwards of 15 years. Patients will only need to carry out their brushing and flossing every single day in order to keep their teeth vibrant, straight, and beautiful. If you or a loved one is currently struggling with a smile that you are not completely proud of, contact our dental office today to see if this treatment is right for you.