Porcelain veneers may be the best solution for chipped, cracked, or stained teeth. If you have old restorations or stained teeth that cannot be helped with professional tooth whitening, talk to Dr. Ivan about porcelain veneers.
What they are
Cosmetic veneers are made from porcelain and fit over the front of your teeth. The thin pieces of porcelain are natural looking and strong and are made to match the exact color and shape of your own teeth.
Porcelain Veneers work best for:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Stained teeth that can’t be helped with professional tooth whitening
- Teeth that are too short or too long
- Misshapen teeth
- Gaps in between your teeth
- Minor crowding
- Bite related issues
How They Work
If Dr. Ivan deems you a good candidate for veneers, about a millimeter of the enamel on your teeth will be removed to make way for the veneers. After removal, Dr. Ivan will take an impression creating a mold for your veneers. Depending on your situation, temporary veneers may be needed.
When your veneers are ready, Dr. Ivan will place the veneers checking for color and fit. Once satisfied, the porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth. After bonding, your new restorations will be polished and ready to show the world.
Because very little structure is lost, you may not require anesthesia. The materials that Dr. Ivan uses for porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining and give you more protection than your natural teeth.
Keep in mind that veneers are permanent, as some of the enamel on your teeth needs to be removed to make way for the veneer. If you are looking for a less permanent solution, ask Dr. Ivan about cosmetic dental bonding. You also need to make sure that you stop chewing ice and your nails. Although veneers are strong, they can be damaged by bad habits.
If you would like more information regarding porcelain veneers, or any other type of cosmetic dental procedures, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan today.