When Are Porcelain Veneers Appropriate?
Veneers offer comprehensive results, and they can hide numerous imperfections at once. The treatment may be a good option if you are concerned with:
- Stains, especially if they are particularly dark or internal
- Chips or cracks, as long as the damage has not weakened your teeth
- Minor misalignment that does not affect the force of your bite
- Small gaps between teeth
- Worn, unusually small, or irregularly shaped teeth
Although veneers are remarkably thin, Dr. Gapuz will need to remove a layer of enamel before placing them. For this reason, he will need to perform a careful exam to determine your candidacy for treatment. If you have suffered enamel erosion, for example, dental bonding may be a better option.
The Porcelain Veneers Treatment Process
To prep your teeth, Dr. Gapuz will use very conservative techniques, altering your teeth as little as possible. This process will ensure that the porcelain lies flat against your teeth and blends in with the rest of your smile. After trimming off any necessary tissue, Dr. Gapuz will take precise impressions, which our partner lab will use to create your veneers. Along with meticulous measurements, they will also employ the latest materials. Their ultramodern porcelain will not only match the color of your teeth but also provide a lifelike translucence and sparkle, making it virtually indistinguishable from dental enamel. Typically, it will take the lab about two weeks to create your veneers and we will provide custom temporary restorations during this time.
Dental porcelain features a lifelike translucence and sparkle, making it virtually indistinguishable from enamel.
When the final veneers are finished, Dr. Gapuz will make sure that they meet your aesthetic goals. With his training in neuromuscular dentistry, he will also ensure that the porcelain does not interfere with the natural balance of your bite. If you are both satisfied with your veneers, he will lightly etch your teeth with a mild solution. Then he will attach the porcelain, using composite that matches the shade of your smile.