Today’s article focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure—porcelain veneers.
Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are an outstanding way to repair a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.
Have you ever yearned a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your answer! Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.
How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to upgrade and the overall condition of your teeth. Dr. Lawrence Black will counsel you on the most effective strategy.
The thickness, enamel color, alignment, and shape of your teeth impact the final result as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them constructed in the same “batch” at the lab.
The first step in the veneer process is to make an impression of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to manufacture the veneers to the precise size, shape, color, and level of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry in this It’s a painstaking process.
Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth to a very tiny degree, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. Dr. Lawrence Black will advise you in detail on proper care of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are more durable than dental bonding, which is sometimes used to correct the same varieties of imperfections. Dental bonding generally has a shorter life span than veneers, so keep this in mind when comparing the relative prices of the two procedures.
If you are looking for a dentist with an artistic eye for flawless porcelain veneers, give Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black and I have been serving Lansdale, Pennsylvania since 1989.