Porcelain veneers are thin, wafer-like pieces of porcelain placed over the front of your teeth that restore, and improve, the natural look of your teeth without interfering with their function. The porcelain is designed to provide the same strength and durability as your natural enamel while correcting cosmetic imperfections.
Veneers correct a variety of cosmetic issues, including:
It is worth noting that the decision to get veneers is an irreversible one. Once the dentist removes the enamel from your teeth, it cannot be replaced, so your teeth will always have to be protected one way or another.
Veneers do provide a great solution that preserves the structural integrity of your teeth while vastly improving their appearance, giving you a smile that will boost your confidence.
After you and the dentist decide that veneers are the best solution for you, the first step in fitting your teeth with veneers is to remove ½ millimeter of enamel from your teeth and take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are sent out to a laboratory that custom manufacturers your veneers.
When the veneers are in, you return to the dentist, who fits them over your teeth, following these steps:
With proper care, veneers can last 10-15 years, making them an effective, long lasting solution. The keys to making your veneers endure are:
After the procedure, the team at Soft Touch Dental ensures that you know how to best care for your beautiful new teeth going forward.
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