When are porcelain veneers right for me?
- Posted on: Oct 15 2019
Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Ashley Bennett of New Smiles Dental help Sherwood, OR area patients with their dental needs. Not only does this include their dental health, but cosmetic enhancements. Patients interested in improving the appearance of their smile may want to ask our team about porcelain veneers.
Understanding porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are just one of several solutions available in our practice for smile enhancement. Our dentists may use them in a variety of situations. Veneers are essentially ceramic facings that are custom-made for patients. They match the color, shape, and overall size of teeth, and are bonded on the front of the anterior teeth. These restorations are highly desirable because they can provide a fast fix for one or more teeth that are less than perfect.
Why might I consider porcelain veneers?
Many patients who move forward with porcelain veneers do so to mask an imperfection. This may be a tooth that is:
- Permanently discolored
- Unusually shaped
Porcelain veneers can be a wonderful alternative to composite resin bonding, and are often used to address misaligned teeth without the need for orthodontic treatments. Our team of professionals find that many concerns can be improved with veneers, eliminating expensive and long-term treatment alternatives.
What is involved in the process of obtaining porcelain veneers?
When patients choose to move forward with the fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers, they take the time to learn about the process. After the initial consultation, an appointment is made during which the dentist will file down the front of the tooth to remove a portion of the enamel. This ensures that the porcelain veneer can attach to the tooth structure and not add unwanted bulk. Impressions are taken of the tooth and used by the dental laboratory to create the restoration. The veneer is made to match the size, shape, and color of the existing teeth. After about a week or two, patients arrive back at the office to have their veneers bonded in place to complete the process.
Schedule your appointment today!
At New Smiles Dental, we are committed to helping patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. If you live in the area of Sherwood, OR and are interested in discussing solutions such as porcelain veneers, speak to our team of professionals including Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Ashley Bennett. Call (503) 925-9595 today to schedule a consultation appointment and communicate your dental health needs with our team.
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