What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic option that can be used to transform your entire smile. If you’re unhappy with your teeth, and you avoid smiling because of it, veneers are a quick and easy way to change your appearance. Veneers are made out of a thin porcelain, and they are attached directly to the front of your existing teeth. The procedure is noninvasive, quick, and requires little to no anesthetic.
Why are Porcelain Veneers needed?
The most common reason for needing or wanting veneers is because you’re ready to change your smile. Patients may want veneers before a big event like a wedding, reunion, or a graduation. Some of the flaws that veneers can fix include:
- Chipped and cracked teeth
- Spaces and gaps between teeth
- Uneven, unsightly teeth
- Discoloration and staining
- Minor orthodontic problems
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Who’s a candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
The veneer procedure itself is simple and requires little, to absolutely no, local anesthetic. Most healthy adult patients who want veneers can safely have the procedure done. Dr. Joita Ghosh will perform an exam prior to making and placing the veneers, ensuring that your teeth do not need any additional treatment. For example, a veneer cannot be placed over a tooth that is severely decayed or that’s infected.
What happens during the procedure for Porcelain Veneers?
Our one-on-one care is ideal for placing veneers, giving you a brand new smile you love. We take the time to help you choose the color and size of the veneers you’d like for your front teeth. Impressions are taken to craft the veneers, and you’ll come back in for your final appointment. The second and final appointment involves actually placing the veneers. We use a high-quality, medical-grade cement that adheres the veneers in place. Despite being thin and light, your veneers will last for 10 or more years before they may need to be fully replaced.
If you’d like to transform your smile with the help of porcelain veneers, call our office today, and we can help get you in for a convenient appointment.