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What Are Porcelain Veneers and How Can They Help My Smile?

What Are Porcelain Veneers and How Can They Help My Smile?

October 16th, 2019

With today’s modern cosmetic dentistry procedures, including porcelain veneers, dental flaws or imperfections don’t stand a chance. These restorations will dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth, instantly delivering your perfect smile. Be prepared to dazzle like never before!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin laminates custom-designed to bond to the visible parts of teeth to correct their size, shape, color, or length. They are mainly used for aesthetic purposes, but in some cases, they are used to correct dental problems such an uneven bite, similar to dental crowns.

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers mask imperfections including stained, discolored, crooked, irregularly shaped, fractured, misaligned, gapped, or worn teeth. They are conservative as compared to other restorations because they do not require extensive removal of tooth material. Porcelain veneers can be closely color and texture-matched to your teeth, blending in seamlessly with your smile. With proper oral hygiene practices and regular dental checkups and cleanings, your veneers can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years.

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

After your initial consultation, fitting you with porcelain veneers procedure typically requires two sessions. During your first visit, we will prepare your teeth by removing a fine layer of enamel. Next, we will take impressions and place temporary restorations. During a follow-up appointment, we will test and fit your new veneers. Once we make all the necessary adjustments, we will bond your restorations to your teeth.

Maintaining Your Dental Veneers

Caring for your veneers is no different than looking after your natural teeth. You will need to brush twice a day with non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste, and floss daily. You will also need to schedule your dental exams and cleanings twice a year.

Safeguard your veneers by avoiding biting down on hard objects, grinding or clenching, or using your teeth for tasks better suited for tools. These practices can damage your veneers just as they would your natural teeth.

Are You Ready for Your Perfect Smile?

Contact Avalon Dental Care to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can enhance your smile. We are committed to providing outstanding care in a comfortable, relaxing environment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always desired. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

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