As dental technology has improved over the last few decades, several effective procedures have been developed for dealing with chipped and damaged teeth. These treatments improve aesthetics and functionality and avoid pulling the teeth. One of the most popular of these treatments is porcelain veneers.
WHAT IS A PORCELAIN VENEER?
They have become a favorite of both dentists and patients because they are simple to place, they are versatile, and they are durable. The procedure simply involves bonding a thin, porcelain shell to the front of a damaged or stained tooth. They can dramatically improve the aesthetics of your smile.
Several factors make this procedure a top choice among dentists and their patients:
- They look completely natural and are nearly impossible to identify as anything other than real teeth.
- They are very difficult to stain with coffee, tea, or cigarettes.
- They have the bold, enamel display of a healthy tooth.
- You can usually repair accidental damage by replacing only the damaged veneer.
HOW DURABLE IS A PORCELAIN VENEER?
Your veneers should last a minimum of ten years with the proper care. Your dentist must properly place and bond them to your real teeth. Once properly placed, you will need to take care of them responsibly.
The dentists and staff at Smile Quest Dental are fully committed to providing and placing quality veneers with careful attention to detail.
For your part, the following good habits should lengthen the life of your porcelain veneers:
- Do not use your veneers as cutting or opening tools.
- Purchase a protective guard for your teeth if you clench or grind your teeth in your sleep.
- Avoid biting on hard objects like ice, fingernails, or pens.
- If you participate in sports, consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your veneers from potential trauma.
UNDERSTANDING THE VENEER PROCEDURE
The process of getting porcelain veneers is relatively straightforward, yet it requires precision and skill.
- Initially, our team will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for veneers. This assessment may include x-rays or dental impressions.
- The next step involves preparing your teeth. This means removing a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. This process is crucial as it ensures a natural fit and appearance.
- After preparing your teeth, we will take an impression of them, which is sent to a dental lab where your custom veneers are created. This process can take a few weeks, during which time you may be given temporary veneers.
- Once your porcelain veneers are ready, our team will check their fit and color, make any necessary adjustments, and then bond them to your teeth. This bonding process is done with a special light that hardens the cement quickly, securely attaching the veneer to your tooth.
YOUR DESTINATION FOR SMILE ENHANCEMENT
Porcelain veneers offer a fantastic solution for enhancing your smile, combining aesthetic beauty with durability and functionality. At Smile Quest Dental, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams with our expertly placed, high-quality porcelain veneers. By following the care tips provided and maintaining regular dental visits, your veneers can be a long-lasting investment in your smile.
Book a consultation with us today in Rocklin, CA to discover how porcelain veneers can transform your smile and boost your confidence.