Do you wish your smile were whiter or more even? Our knowledgeable dentists offer a professional assessment to determine if smile-enhancing veneers are the right solution for you. Our team at McLean DDS has the experience and expertise to restore your beautiful smile with custom-made, natural-looking veneers. A perfect smile will have you looking and feeling your absolute best!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of your natural teeth. Veneers change the color, shape, size and/or length of the teeth. They generally last at least 10 years.
Why Veneers Are Needed
Several conditions or problems may suggest the use of veneers. You may want to consider veneers when your smile shows teeth that are:
- Stained or discolored
- Chipped or broken
- Decayed or worn down
- Moderately misaligned or crooked
- Unevenly spaced or have gaps
- Smaller or larger than adjacent teeth
First, we make impressions of your teeth. Temporary veneers may be placed to protect teeth while your custom veneers are being made. A dental technician, working in a dental lab, handcrafts veneers from a model provided by your dentist. Veneers can be applied to one or more teeth at the same time. Once your veneers are permanently placed on your teeth, you cannot reverse the process, because a small amount of enamel is removed from the tooth in order to accommodate the porcelain shell. While veneers are stain resistant, you may be advised to avoid dark-colored food and beverages — especially coffee, tea and red wine — to prevent discoloring your new porcelain veneers.
Veneers are an easy way to improve your appearance, and they look and feel perfectly natural. Veneers don’t require the extensive tooth shaping procedure that crowns do, yet they offer a strong, aesthetically pleasing alternative. Get the dazzling smile you deserve in just a few visits to our office. If you’re ready to reclaim your smile, contact us to discuss the benefits of porcelain veneers — we can help you decide if this solution is right for you.