Everyone wants a bright, white smile, but if your teeth are stained, chipped, or uneven, that goal can seem difficult to reach. However, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution for you! Unlike some kinds of whitening treatments, porcelain veneers never lose their sheen and can be as easy to care for as your natural teeth. If you’re unhappy with your current smile and want a mouth makeover, go with porcelain veneers!

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic coverings bonded to the front of teeth to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Unlike crowns or bridges, veneers are only applied to the front of the tooth. Each set is custom-made, although they aren’t intended to correct any decay in the tooth. In fact, people with unhealthy teeth, such as those with decay or chronic gum inflammation, aren’t good candidates for porcelain veneers and may be better suited for dental implants.

If you’re wondering where to get veneers, consult our cosmetic dentist — they’ll tell you to pay us a visit!

Reasons to Get Veneers

There are several common reasons that patients select veneers, including:

  • Permanently whiten teeth
  • Fix chips and cracks
  • Remove obvious gaps
  • Blend small or misshapen teeth with others
  • Straighten slightly misaligned teeth

Veneers are excellent for those looking to permanently whiten and straighten their smile.

The Process of Getting Veneers Placed

First, you’ll have a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, who will work with you for your smile goals. You may have X-rays, and the dentist will make a mold of your teeth and gums.

After the initial consultation, the dentist schedules another appointment to re-shape the tooth or teeth and prepare it to have the veneer applied. You may have the area numbed before the enamel is removed. Then, the dentist will make a model of your tooth and send it to the dental laboratory, where your veneers will be crafted. The process takes roughly 2 to 4 weeks, and you’ll have a follow-up appointment to actually apply the veneer. In the meantime, you may have temporary veneers applied to prevent further damage to the teeth.

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Once the veneers arrive, you’ll have the preparation appointment, where the teeth are cleaned, polished, and etched, roughing the tooth’s surface to ensure that there’s a more substantial bonding process. Next, the dentist will carefully shape and apply them to your teeth, then bond it permanently to the tooth’s surface. This involves a special, non-toxic cement. The dentist then shines a special light beam onto the tooth, activating the chemicals into the cement and completing the bonding process.

Finally, any excess cement is removed, and the placement of the veneer is checked, including how it fits when you bite. After all the veneers are checked, you’ll have a final follow up appointment to check your gums and the placement of the veneers.

Usually, you can return to normal eating and talking within a couple of days of having the veneers placed, although some people report gum pain. Some people may also experience sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages, depending on how much of the tooth’s enamel was removed.

Book Your Consultation Today!

Every set of teeth is different, and at Dental Beauty, we make sure that we perform a personalized consultation for each patient. We have highly-trained specialists, making sure that we can take care of even the most advanced procedures without having to refer you to an off-site specialist. We also excel in general dentistry services for adults and children.

So, if you’re curious as to where to get veneers, look no further than Dental Beauty! Reach out to us today for more information.