One reason many people choose our office as for their dentistry needs is that there is no need to seek out a specialist for cosmetic dentistry. Our dentists are highly trained in the offering the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers, to deliver beautiful, natural looking results.
We can select from a variety of materials for dental veneers from porcelain veneers to resin veneers. Whether you want a subtle change or dramatic transformation, we have the treatment option that is right for you.
Types of Dental Veneers
There are several types of dental veneers available:
- Composite resin veneers are made using a tooth colored, biocompatible material that is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into place. This type of dental veneer requires little to no preparation of the tooth.
- A lumineer is a type of dental veneer. These also require little to no tooth preparation and can often be removed if desired. Lumineers are not for everyone; the dentist can help you decide if they are right for you.
- Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells of tooth-like material. Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant and have similar light reflecting properties compared to natural teeth.
About The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
In most cases, the porcelain veneer procedure will require two or three office visits. To begin, our dentists will gently shape the teeth to prepare them for the veneers. A tiny amount of tooth structure is removed to accommodate the veneers in the mouth. For this reason, porcelain veneers are irreversible.
Next, we will take an impression of the teeth and fit you for temporary veneers. The porcelain veneers are fabricated in a dental laboratory by highly skilled ceramists. In approximately 2 to 3 weeks, you will return for the delivery new porcelain veneers, which will be bonded to the teeth.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers will depend on the choice of material, number of veneers and specific condition of the patient’s teeth. Before treatment, we will review your treatment plan as well as the cost of both the veneers and treatment schedule.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Our dentists design porcelain veneers to last a lifetime. You can ensure long-lasting restorations by maintaining a proper at-home hygiene routine and keeping regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination.
Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
No, the porcelain veneer procedure is a comfortable treatment. We may offer you a local anesthetic or light sedative to help you feel more relaxed. It is normal to experience mild sensitivity immediately following treatment, but that will not last more than a few days.