This blog post from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas focuses on an effective and versatile procedure, porcelain veneers.
Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are an exceptional way to correct a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.
Have you ever hoped for a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your answer! Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.
How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to upgrade and the overall condition of your teeth. We can guide you on the most successful strategy.
The thickness, color, alignment, and shape of your teeth affect the result as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them fabricated in the same “batch” at the lab.
The first step in the veneer process is to make an impression of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to construct the veneers to the exact size, shape, color, and level of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry in this It’s a complex process.
Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth very slightly, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. We’ll advise you in detail on proper care of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are more durable than dental bonding, which is sometimes used to correct the same varieties of imperfections. Dental bonding generally has a shorter life span than veneers, too, so keep this in mind when comparing the price tags of the two procedures.
Porcelain veneers from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry are one of our cosmetic dentistry offerings. Other services include dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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