Porcelain veneers can help you achieve a bright, white, even smile that lasts. If you are embarrassed by the look of your teeth, or would just like to improve your smile, you should consider enhancing your smile with a custom set of porcelain veneers. Veneers have earned a reputation as one of the most popular procedures for brightening and improving smiles. The reason is due to their ability to replicate the lifelike appearance and luster of natural teeth with minimal tooth preparation.
What are Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent layers of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over your existing teeth to enhance their color, shape, and size. They are painless, feel entirely natural, and can correct a wide range of cosmetic issues with your teeth, including:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that have worn down
- Gaps between your teeth
- Smaller sized teeth
Am I a candidate for Veneers?
Dr. Whalen will begin with an in-depth consultation and evaluation of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We will utilize X-rays and advanced imaging technology to get a perfect picture of your teeth, which allows us to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental veneers. As a general rule, your teeth will have to be structurally healthy to accommodate them safely. If your tooth is too damaged, we may recommend a crown or a dental implant with a customized crown instead.
If Dr. Whalen determines veneers are a good fit, we will continue on to designing your smile. We use an advanced smile design system which allows us along with our superior dental lab to create a mock up of your final smile. Taking into account your skin tone, facial symmetry and size of your facial features a talented ceramic artist will design and handcraft your custom porcelain veneers. Placement usually requires just one visit. Your new shapelier, stain-resistant smile will allow you to enjoy life without worrying about your image! Your dream smile is only 3 appointments away.