As one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments, porcelain veneers have proven themselves to be a great solution for various cosmetic imperfections. These thin porcelain shells are versatile, durable, customizable, minimally invasive, and they can provide long-lasting cosmetic corrections.
Dr. Kendra Schick at Evolution Dental can help you achieve a dazzling, natural-looking smile. As a general and cosmetic dentist, she can address both your oral health and aesthetic concerns, so you can enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come.
Porcelain Veneers Resist Stains
Porcelain veneers are great for beautiful, lasting results because they have a sealed surface. Unlike your natural teeth, which are porous and allow substances to penetrate the surface, veneers don’t allow stain-inducing substances in so easily.
Your veneers may eventually start to discolor over time. However, diligent brushing with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste can go a long way to keep stains at bay. Brush after every snack or meal—especially after eating or drinking known stain-causing substances—to preserve the shade of your veneers.
Porcelain Veneers Preserve your Natural Tooth
Porcelain veneers are very thin and designed to fit over the front of your tooth. This means that a minimal amount of enamel can be removed to achieve a perfect fit and allow the veneer to line up with your natural teeth. In contrast, dental crowns, which fit over the whole tooth, require more enamel removal.
Many veneer patients do not require anesthesia for this process as it is non-invasive. For patients who are apprehensive, Dr. Schick will work with you to make sure you are comfortable during the veneer prep process.
Porcelain Veneers Address Many Cosmetic Concerns
You may think that having multiple cosmetic concerns with your teeth means that you will need multiple invasive or lengthy procedures to get the smile you want. While in some cases, a smile makeover is the best approach for revising your smile, porcelain veneers can address a range of cosmetic issues, including:
- Stains that don’t respond to whitening treatments
- Misshapen teeth
- Misalignment (minor cases)
Porcelain Veneers are Customized
Your porcelain veneers are customized at every step of the process. Dr. Schick will do a thorough assessment of your oral health to determine if you are a candidate for veneers or if there are oral health issues that must be resolved first. In cases of extremely weak or damaged teeth, she may recommend a dental crown to provide more protection and allow for dramatically improved functionality.
If you are a good candidate for veneers, the next step is to take impressions of your teeth. These models allow the lab to create veneers that will fit your teeth perfectly and blend with your smile. You and Dr. Schick will select a shade that best complements your natural teeth.
Once your veneers have been made, Dr. Schick will make any necessary small adjustments to ensure that they fit comfortably and look natural. Then, she will bond them to your teeth, and you can leave the office with your new smile.
Thanks to porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry treatments, you don’t have to be born with perfect teeth to have a beautiful, bright smile. Porcelain veneers continue to be a popular solution for cosmetic smile improvements due to their many benefits. Call 403-208-9965 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schick and find out if porcelain veneers are the best option for your treatment goals.