What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed, or crooked teeth. Veneers are one of the best cosmetic dentistry procedures available because of how they look and fit into a patient's mouth which will allow you to achieve a beautiful smile!
Do veneers look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Because they are thin, light can shine through them and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Our doctors will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
How long will it take to get my veneers?
The procedure for porcelain veneers can be completed in as little as one day at Embrace Dentistry. Due to our state-of-the-art technology, we can create your porcelain veneers right at our office. No need to wait 2-3 weeks for your veneers to be made and shipped by an external lab.
At Embrace Dentistry, our 3D scanning technology will take digital impressions of the teeth with the wave of a wand. Then the teeth are lightly buffed and the doctor will place the veneer on your teeth with water or glycerin to check their fit and color. At this point the color of the veneer can still be adjusted by the shade of the cement used to adhere it. Once the color is determined, and the veneer is ready to be applied, the tooth is cleansed with specific chemicals to achieve a bond. A special cement is placed between the teeth and the veneer and a visible light beam is used to harden the cement.
Care and follow up:
Brush and floss as you normally would. Don’t be afraid that you will damage your veneers by brushing and flossing. A good home care regimen will insure the best esthetic success of your veneer.
You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after placement of your veneer. This is due to the amount of enamel left on the tooth after preparation. Sensitivity is totally normal and should dissipate after one to two weeks. If sensitivity persists please call the office.
If you are a known clencher (bruxer), please be sure to let us know. The doctor may recommend a soft night guard for you to wear to minimize stress placed upon your teeth while you sleep.
We hope that your new veneers fulfill your esthetic goal. With proper home care and scheduled visits, they are sure to provide you with a beautiful smile for years to come.