Porcelain veneers are custom made dental coverings that are used by cosmetic dentists to restore a natural beauty to your smile by seamlessly covering the front surface of your teeth. Depending upon your specific dental condition and goals for functional aesthetics, Grove City Dental can recommend the best corrective veneer type to meet your needs for a successful restoration. If you’re passionate about your smile, a makeover using porcelain veneers is a practical luxury that could last a lifetime.
How are Porcelain Veneers Used?
A porcelain veneer is a thin but very durable custom-made overlay that is bonded to the outer surface of the front teeth. Traditional porcelain veneers can be used to:
- correct crooked or crowded teeth
- repair small chips or cracks
- fill unwanted gaps and spaces
- cover discolored teeth
- replace old fillings
- make teeth straight and white
Porcelain veneers are a safe way to correct unattractive front teeth that suffer from chips, dark stains or unsightly gaps. During your initial consultation, the staff at Grove City Dental can help you identify the best veneer style and design restoration to blend with your natural features and coloring.
Ceramic Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers
Conventional ceramic veneers are thick enough to require that your tooth’s surface be shaved or planed to allow space for the dental attachment. Although highly effective for cosmetic and general restorations, once the tooth is prepped for installation, the process cannot be reversed. However, the vast majority of patients require “zero” intervention to retain their ceramic veneers with no additional treatments.
Because the porcelain used in today’s veneers is so thin, there is very little prep required and the tooth does not require shaving and shaping. Plus, when you select porcelain veneers for your restorations, there is no need for an anesthetic and the entire process can usually be accomplished in fewer trips to the dentist’s chair. Unlike other cosmetic dental bonding materials, porcelain veneers are made tough to avoid permanent stains from cigarettes smoking or drinking dark liquids.
Expert Care for an Extraordinary Smile
Whether your smile restoration can be accomplished using porcelain, ceramic or composite veneers is best determined by Dr. Schumann after a thorough examination of your condition. At that time, he may recommend a combination of cosmetic procedures to accomplish your corrective goals. It is important to remember that veneers can chip or come off if not cared for properly. To improve any veneer’s durability and longevity you should avoid using them to bite or crack hard objects such as ice or nuts. Good oral hygiene, routine cleanings and regular dental checkups are also essential components for maintaining a healthy smile.
Patients in and around Columbus no longer need to settle for an anxiety-producing, unpleasant experience when visiting the dentist. If you think traditional porcelain veneers or our ultra-thin LUMINEERS could make a significant difference to your smile, call Grove City Dental at 614-808-1700 or book your appointment online using our convenient email form.