What Are Porcelain Veneers?

If you’re looking to change the appearance of your teeth in any way, porcelain veneers may be the right option for you. Between discolored, cracked, decayed, or even missing teeth, that are plenty of reasons to talk to your dentist about whether you’re the right candidate for porcelain veneers or not. To get a head start, read the following article to see if this is something you would even like to discuss with your dentist.

What is a Porcelain Veneer?

First of all, it can be noted that dental veneers come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. The material of choice is porcelain thanks to its close resemblance, color, and strength of natural enamel. In short, a veneer is a thin ceramic shell adhered to the front of your tooth to improve the overall appearance of your smile.

What Are Veneers Used for?

Veneers are most typically used s a cosmetic procedure to correct any natural teeth that you’re less than satisfied with or any teeth with irregularities. These irregularities can be worn down, chipped, misaligned, irregularly shaped, or stained teeth. Veneers provide an ideal, wide, “perfect” smile.

What Is It Like to Get a Veneer?

Implanting veneers can take anywhere from two to three visits to achieve. It is recommended that the first visit is reserved for consulting your dentist for the best course of action. If your dentist agrees that veneers are a good option for you, then a bit of enamel is shaved off the face of your tooth allowing for an impression to be made of your mouth. This is impression is taken to a lab where the veneers are made. In the meantime, you’re fitted with temporary veneers. By the third visit, you are introduced to your new beautiful smile!