Porcelain Veneers — a Cover-Up Worth Investigating
Not many people have perfect teeth. Just about everyone has something wrong: stains, chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, or uneven teeth. Fixing this assortment of issues structurally can be a daunting and expensive task. But they can be addressed cosmetically with porcelain veneers.
Unlike Watergate, this is a cover-up with value!
What are porcelain veneers?
Just like a veneer on a piece of furniture, where a higher quality shell covers up lesser wood beneath, veeners do the same thing on teeth — covering up imperfections. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded onto the front surfaces of the teeth to cover up any imperfections and dramatically improve the patient’s smile. At Kalil & Kress, we provide porcelain veneers to completely reshape and beautify a patient’s smile.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
If the patient’s teeth are in overall good health, porcelain veneers offer a solution to various dental imperfections without extended treatment times and at a far lower cost. Veneers are used to conceal crooked, chipped, misshapen, or severely stained or yellowed teeth. And they can do all this in just two visits to our offices.
What can I expect during my porcelain veneer procedure?
During your first visit to Kalil & Kress, your teeth are prepared for the veneers. About ½ millimeter of enamel is removed from each tooth that will receive a veneer. This is needed to make room for the veneers. This also makes a good adhesive surface for the veneers to attach to. Impressions are then taken of your teeth with the removed enamel; these will be the blueprint for the dental laboratory to create your veneers. It usually takes one to two weeks to fabricate your veneers. If your teeth look very unsightly after we remove the enamel, we can place temporary veneers.
When your veneers are ready, you return for your second office visit. We then check each veneer for size and color match with the adjacent natural teeth. Some trimming may be necessary. Once satisfied with the fit, the veneers are bonded onto your teeth.
Veneers usually last up to 10 years, at which time they then need to be replaced with a new set.
Don’t let an assortment of dental issues like chips and stains make you think you’ll have to spend months and a bank full of money to address them. Call us at Kalil & Kress and let’s talk about veneers, (603) 880-7004.