Cosmetic porcelain veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can immediately change the look of your teeth. Our highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Alfredo Gapuz can create a new, brilliant smile for you in just a few visits. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of porcelain, which we permanently bond to the surface of your natural teeth. They are used to treat a variety of dental imperfections, such as worn down enamel, missing teeth, uneven gums and discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used in a comprehensive smile makeover to enhance the appearance of your smile.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Gapuz will collaborate with you on the design of your new smile. Using edited digital photographs created with our state-of-the-art computer imaging technology, he will give you a preview of the smile made with your porcelain restorations. Dr. Gapuz will even create temporary veneers so you can “try on” your smile for a couple of weeks. We then make any modifications you may desire for your porcelain veneers. Once the design is finished, we will bond your expertly crafted veneers to your teeth. The veneers are color-tinted to match the shade of your surrounding teeth in order to create a very natural-looking blend. Our patients are often thrilled when we reveal their new smile. They say it’s like getting “a new me!”
Porcelain veneers are made of strong, durable material and can last many years – decades in many cases – if they are taken care of properly. Dr. Gapuz will go over how to maintain your porcelain veneers so you can get the most out of your new smile.
For more information on porcelain veneers, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gapuz, please contact our practice today.