A fresh coat of paint can really bring a room back to life. It’s also so much cheaper than completely remodeling. One brisk weekend can make the room feel like a whole new place. It’s always fortunate when you can find a solution that is both quick and effective. The same could said for porcelain veneers and your smile. Dr. Kelly LeBlanc, your dentist in Spring, TX, wants you to know the facts about porcelain veneers. Here are the 4 main questions when it comes to getting porcelain veneers.
1. What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are actually extremely-thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are used to help improve the overall appearance of your smile. The high-quality material used to make them insures that they are both aesthetically beautiful and functionally strong. Unlike your natural teeth, the veneers are non-porous, meaning that they are stain-resistant. The composite resin used to bond the veneers to your teeth guarantees that you will get a secure hold that you can rely on. With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years.
2. What Can They Do?
Porcelain veneers are known as the “facelift of dentistry” because they are one of the few procedures that is capable of addressing a variety of cosmetic issues. Porcelain veneers are able to improve things such as:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Obvious gaps
Due to the fact that they are able to correct so many issues, they can be a complete smile makeover. No matter what issues your teeth may have, the result is always a beautiful, white smile.
3. What Is The Procedure Like?
The procedure to get porcelain veneers is painless and involves 3 basic steps:
- LeBlanc will remove a small portion of your natural enamel in order to make room for the veneers
- An impression will be taken of your teeth and a lab will use it to make your veneers
- Your veneers will be placed and bonded to your teeth
The whole process usually takes as little as two visits with a week in between. During that time, you will wear a temporary set of veneers. Porcelain veneers are highly customizable, so we take the extra time to make sure you get the exact look and fit that you want.
4. Are They Right For Me?
The only way to see if porcelain veneers are right for your smile is to come visit your cosmetic dentist in Spring, TX. Dr. LeBlanc will examine your teeth and see if they can give you the results you are looking for. You can love your smile again with porcelain veneers, so don’t hesitate to ask us about them today.