Just one smile can improve your mood and make you look approachable. If you tend to hide your smile because you’re unhappy about the way your teeth looks, you owe it to yourself to explore ways to rebuild your self confidence in your smile. At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we offer the highest quality porcelain veneers you can find anywhere so you can achieve your smile goals.
What are porcelain veneers?
✓ Porcelain veneers are thin shells made out of porcelain and placed over your teeth to correct any tooth damage or improve the color and alignment of your smile.
✓ Because they are custom-made in a dental laboratory, they provide an attractive, seamless appearance while enhancing your smile for a more realistic and natural look.
✓ Porcelain veneers are one of the two types of dental veneers available.
✓ At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we recommend porcelain veneers because they have a natural-looking surface, are strong and long-lasting, and don’t stain easily.
Am I a candidate for veneers?
People choose porcelain veneers due to a variety of cosmetic issues. Veneers can fix:
✓ Crooked teeth
✓ Worn or chipped tooth
✓ Severely discolored or stained teeth
✓ Misshapen teeth
✓ Teeth that are too small or too large
✓ Unwanted or uneven spaces
Is it painful to get porcelain veneers?
Many people dread a visit to the dentist because of the thought of excruciating pain but this is not the case with porcelain veneers. Provided the procedure is done by a highly trained and experienced dentist, you should feel no pain.
What is the process for receiving porcelain veneers?
Many patients visit our office with questions about the steps of getting dental veneers. Here are the steps to getting porcelain veneers:
✓ The journey begins with a consultation during which we will discuss with you to understand your goals. It also serves as an opportunity for us to determine whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you. Generally, people who typically grind their teeth or clench their jaws should avoid getting veneers as the shells may crack under intense pressure.
✓ We work with you to select the right veneer for your smile goals. This usually includes choosing the best tooth color or maybe a number of shades for extra detail and to make them a natural part of your smile.
✓ The next step involves preparing your teeth by trimming down a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth to give us space to apply the veneers.
✓ After that, we will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab so custom porcelain veneers will be made for you. This may take several days. We usually offer our patients temporal veneers to wear in the mean time.
✓ Once the lab is done creating your porcelain veneers, we will place them on your teeth.
✓ The final step is a follow-up appointment at a later date to check the final outcome of the entire process.
Are there advantages of receiving porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers have many fantastic benefits for people who want to repair slight cosmetic damage to teeth when they smile or talk. These include:
✓ Looks and feels natural: Porcelain veneers are made to hide all the imperfections of your teeth while giving your mouth the equivalent of a face-lift. With porcelain veneers, no one will know you’re wearing teeth covers.
✓ Minimally invasive: The amount of enamel we remove is minimal, mostly just about 0.5mm. This helps to create a surface where the porcelain veneers will easily adhere.
✓ Long-term solution: Veneers should last for 10-15 years with the proper care before you will need to have them replaced.
✓ Combined with other dental treatments: Most patients also request treatments like teeth whitening to get rid of stained or discolored teeth.
Improves confidence: Veneers can help you feel more confident when you smile, making you more approachable and memorable.