What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are made to fit over and cover the front surface of your teeth. The shells are bonded to the tooth itself and have a natural appearance without extensive shaping. This makes them a good alternative to cosmetic dental crowns. They are stain-resistant and can last more than 10 years if treated properly. This makes them a fast and cost-effective way to improve the look and shape of your teeth.
Are porcelain veneers right for me?
Porcelain veneers are used to fix a variety of dental issues including misaligned teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, broken teeth, gaps between teeth and discolored teeth.
What is the process at Buckner Family Dental?
Dr. Jaime Osorio, DDS will examine your teeth to ensure you are a good candidate for a porcelain veneer. X-rays or impressions of your teeth may need to be taken at this time. Once you are approved for a veneer, we will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. A model of the tooth will then be made and sent to a dental laboratory, where your porcelain veneer will be made. One to two weeks later you will have a second visit during which the veneer will be trimmed and shaped to ensure proper fit over your teeth. Your teeth will be cleaned and etched, and then your dentist will apply a special dental cement to adhere the veneer to your teeth. A special light is used to harden the cement quickly, and any excess cement will be removed.
To learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can help you achieve your best and brightest smile, call us at 214-328-3595 to schedule a free consultation. Our caring and professional staff is ready to help get you on your way to the perfect smile you deserve.