Veneers are comprised of thin porcelain shells fabricated either in the dentist’s office or in a ceramist’s lab. Each shell is meticulously designed to cover a specific tooth imperfection. Porcelain dental veneers are carefully placed individually on the front of each tooth.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?
- Chipped teeth
- Gapped smiles
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Deep staining or discoloration which doesn’t respond to whitening
- Unusually small teeth
- Jagged edges on your smile
- Slightly crooked teeth
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
The porcelain used to make veneers is strong, stain resistant, and natural looking. Each porcelain shell is designed with the same aesthetic qualities of a natural tooth. The veneers are color matched, with translucency and light reflection just like tooth enamel. Veneers can last for decades with proper dental care. You can care for them just like you would natural teeth.
Porcelain Veneer Placement
Porcelain veneers are placed using minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry techniques from the Riverside cosmetic dentists at Riverside Dental Group. We will determine how porcelain veneers can enhance your smile by examining your bite, speech patterns, facial structure, and dental health at your initial consultation. Your teeth will be measured and impressions will be taken. Images of your teeth are stored digitally for reference. The mold of your current smile is usually sent to an offsite lab where they will fabricate and shape the porcelain into a the right size, specifications, and contours. Once your new veneers are fabricated, they are ready for placement on each individual tooth. Bonded firmly, a curing light will ensure that your veneers will stay in place for years to come.
Dealing with Issues Before Veneers
Before placing porcelain veneers you should consider existing dental conditions. Bruxism (teeth grinding) may cause excessive wear on your porcelain veneers so that they don’t last as long. Additionally, porcelain veneers will not respond to teeth whitening, so if you are a tobacco user, you may end up with dulled veneers fairly quickly.
Visit your Riverside Cosmetic Dentists
Riverside Dental Associates is committed to helping you achieve your smile’s potential. To learn more about how porcelain veneers can provide you with a smile makeover, contact one of our offices nearest you. We serve patients throughout Riverside County.