What can be fixed with porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be used to fix many of the same types of dental problems as dental bonding, however veneers can fix more severe issues, and are much stronger. Veneers can be used to cover stains and spots, chips and cracks, crooked or worn teeth, small gaps, and crowded teeth, in a relatively short period of time, without the use of orthodontic intervention.
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers?
The total procedure can take multiple appointments, usually over the course of a month. Follow up visits are typically required to ensure that your veneers are comfortable, bonded well, and are placed correctly, so that they blend naturally with the rest of your teeth.
Veneers are thin layers of a ceramic material resembling enamel that are permanently bonded to your existing teeth, in order to correct minor chips, stains, or alignment issues. Veneers look as close to natural teeth as most dental procedures can get, and are very durable due the type of material used. Veneers are custom-made to match your surrounding teeth in size, shape, and color. Veneers can be used on your top or bottom teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a relatively quick way to achieve a new smile without having to do whitening treatments, orthodontic procedures or spending countless hours in the dentist’s chair. You can treat porcelain veneers just like you would natural teeth, as they are resistant to stains from coffee, red wine, and nicotine. With regular brushing, flossing and bi-annual check-ups, your veneers should last for many years.