Porcelain Veneers: A Versatile Cosmetic Procedure
A Versatile Cosmetic Treatment
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that fit over the front of a tooth. The porcelain material offers strength and durability, while also lending a brilliant and lifelike appearance to your smile. We can have the material custom-shaded to match your surrounding teeth, making them virtually undetectable. Patients can receive one veneer for a single affected tooth, or multiple veneers on visible teeth for a completely transformed smile.
Imperfections Veneers Can Address
As a versatile cosmetic treatment, porcelain veneers can address multiple imperfections. Flaws we can conceal with veneers include:
- Minor damage, such as cracks and chips in the front teeth
- Deep stains that cannot be addressed with professional teeth whitening
- Misshapen or disproportionately sized teeth
Sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics”, porcelain veneers can also create the appearance of a straighter, gap-free smile.
While porcelain veneers alone can produce stunning results, combining the treatment with other cosmetic procedures can have an even more dramatic impact.
Benefits Of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile and can enhance your confidence as well. Since the procedure requires just two office visits, the treatment timeline is relatively short and involves little to no discomfort or a recovery. Veneers provide a great solution for patients with dental stains that do not respond to teeth whitening and is more durable than dental bonding. This treatment is also an excellent choice for adults who would prefer not to undergo extensive orthodontic work for minor misalignment issues or gaps.
While porcelain veneers alone can produce stunning results, combining the treatment with other cosmetic procedures can have an even more dramatic impact. Many patients choose to undergo both teeth whitening and porcelain veneer procedures as part of a smile makeover. This multi-step process allows us to customize the veneers to match a newly brightened smile, enhancing overall results.
What To Expect
When you first meet with Dr. Dovgan, he will evaluate your cosmetic needs. This consultation will include a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and an in-depth discussion to assess your overall goals. You will work together to design a treatment plan that will address your concerns and achieve your goals.
To begin your veneers process, Dr. Dovgan will slightly alter your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This process ensures your veneers will not look bulky or unnatural. Once your teeth have been prepared, our team can take impressions, which we will use to expertly craft your restorations. Dr. Dovgan may apply temporary veneers to prevent any sensitivity or damage in between visits.
Within about two weeks, you will return to our office for the placement of your custom veneers. Dr. Dovgan will carefully apply them to your teeth ensuring that they meet your goals and maintain your proper bite. Once in place, you can return to your normal activities, enjoying a completely transformed smile.