Porcelain Veneers

If you have discolored, chipped, or broken teeth, then your dentist has likely brought up the idea of porcelain veneers to you. These thin sheets of porcelain are placed on your natural teeth, leaving you with a natural, bright white smile that you can be proud of. If you are unfamiliar with how porcelain veneers work, here is a basic breakdown so that you know what you are getting into before you sign up for the procedure.

The Basics of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are very thin sheets of porcelain that are glued to your natural teeth, for a semi-permanent correction. After 5-10 years, depending on use, they will need to be replaced. In order to affix the veneers, your dentist will remove a portion of your natural tooth by grinding it down. This gives a rough surface for the porcelain veneers to adhere to, and lets them get a firm bond, helping them last longer. This is not often painful, but if you notice any discomfort, most dentists will offer some form of numbing medication.

Once the dentist has looked over your mouth and determined that your issues would be corrected with porcelain veneers, he or she will then set up your mouth to mold the veneers. They will need to make sure the veneers fit snugly and look appropriate within your mouth. Most dentists can even show you what your smile will look like once the veneers are in place. Once the mold is created, it usually takes 1-2 weeks for them to arrive at the office, and that’s when you will come in and have them placed on. Minor adjustments will be made at this time, then the veneers will be put on your teeth using a special light-sensitive adhesive in most cases.

If you would like to find out more about porcelain veneers, contact Progressive Dental Care Center for a consultation today!

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