Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain dental veneers are extremely versatile. They can be used to conceal cracks, chips, and discolorations. Dr. Khullar also uses porcelain dental veneers to treat small gaps and misalignment's. She can improve the appearance of one tooth or several teeth with veneers, and even place them on all of the front teeth for a smile makeover. The porcelain is color-matched to your surrounding natural teeth so that they blend in perfectly. And, best of all, porcelain veneers look extremely natural. Like natural tooth enamel, porcelain is translucent meaning that light passes through rather than reflecting off its surface.
Placement Procedure for Porcelain Veneers
To prepare a tooth for the placement of a veneer, Dr. Khullar begins by removing a thin layer of enamel from the front surface of the tooth. She then uses the state-of-the-art technology to make a digital impression of the prepared tooth. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory where the porcelain veneer is custom made. Once the veneer is ready, Dr. Khullar will ensure that it fits the tooth perfectly, making slight adjustments if needed, and bond it in place. With proper care, your porcelain dental veneers will remain a beautiful and natural-looking part of your smile for many years to come.
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.