What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers, as described by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry , are thin pieces of porcelain shaped to fit over the front side of your teeth. Veneers are strong, look natural and are made to match the shape and color of your own teeth.
Are Veneers a Good Option for Me?
Teeth that are discolored, chipped, decayed or poorly shaped are good candidates for veneers. They’re also beneficial in situations involving a slight gap between two teeth, as well as for minor crowding and bite-related problems.
Discuss porcelain veneers with our dentist. If they can work for you, be part of the design process. Let our dentist know what you want corrected and what you’re looking for in your new smile.
How to Take Care of Them
You’ll want to treat your new porcelain veneers just as carefully as you do your own teeth. Keep your normal oral hygiene routine, but use nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste which keeps you free of decay without aggravating the veneers themselves. Your dentist or dental hygienist should also use a nonabrasive polish during regular cleaning appointments. If you clench or grind your teeth, our dentist may also suggest a night-guard to protect your veneers from damage while you sleep.