Porcelain veneers can drastically improve the appearance of your teeth and the look of your smile. They provide an amazing solution for discolored teeth. If your teeth have become stained from excessive fluoride use or tetracycline ingestion, then porcelain veneers can serve you well. You may also opt to get porcelain veneers if you have chipped teeth, broken teeth, gapped teeth, uneven teeth, or worn teeth. Dr. Robertson will be more than happy to help you restore your beautiful smile. Just give him a call and let him know that you would like some information about porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells that the dentist places over the surface of the teeth. Veneers usually come in porcelain or resin material. The porcelain provides a better benefit for you if you want a stain-resistant material. The resin material is appropriate if you want less tooth enamel removed from your teeth. Dr. Robertson will discuss the options with you during your consultation. The consultation is the first step in the process. He will want to know exactly what you are trying to achieve. He will then come up with a perfect plan to make it happen for you.
You will most likely have to visit our office three times for the porcelain veneer procedure. The first visit will consist of your consultation and your treatment plan. You will explain to Dr. Robertson the look that you want to achieve, and he will examine your mouth to ensure that porcelain veneers are acceptable for you. He will usually order a round of X-rays to get a full view of your mouth. Next, he will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure. You can ask any question you desire, and he will tell you the truth.
During your next visit, the dentist will remove some enamel from the front of the teeth on which you want the veneers. He will remove an amount of enamel that is equal to each veneer’s thickness. The thickness of the veneer is approximately .5 millimeters. Next, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that lab specialists can design your veneers.
During your last appointment, the dentist will bond your new veneers to the front of your teeth. He will not permanently cement the veneers in place until he is sure that they are perfectly sized and placed. It might take a couple of appointments to get the best shape, size, and colors for your smile to be naturally beautiful.
Your new porcelain veneers can last for many years if you take care of them by not exposing your teeth to harmful substances. Dr. Robertson will help you to protect them as much as possible.