Porcelain Veneers - A Lasting Cosmetic Solution to Your Dental Problems
Are you looking for a way to improve the quality of your smile? Portland City Dental can help you to do that with porcelain veneers. These thin, custom-made shells help to cover the front surface of your tooth, fixing various forms of damage. The natural-looking material of the veneers also helps to restore the natural appearance of your teeth, giving you a great smile in the process. Read on to find out more about the veneer solution, and if it is right for the dental problems you are experiencing.
Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Fix
Porcelain veneers can be an ideal solution if you are experiencing the following dental health issues:
|•||Discolored teeth - veneers are one of the top cosmetic dental solutions, which helps to fix tooth discoloration.
|•||Chipped, broken, or fractured teeth - by covering the front visible surface of your teeth, veneers can help to hide chips, fractures, or breaks in your teeth.
|•||Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth - veneers are custom designed to restore an original, natural appearance - shape, size, and color. Therefore, they can be used to fix uneven or badly shaped teeth.
|•||Gapped teeth - veneers can offer a great cosmetic solution to gapped teeth. They can help to extend the size of the teeth, thus closing down any gaps between them.
|•||Worn down and weak teeth - veneers can also cover teeth that have worn down or weak enamel, thus helping to restore their strength and performance.|
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer several benefits, including:
|•||An easy solution to some cosmetic dental problems.
|•||A permanent fix to damage on the tooth enamel.
|•||A conservative tooth restoration procedure - only a small part of the tooth is trimmed away.|
Veneers, however, do have some downsides, which include:
|•||The procedure is irreversible.
|•||The removal of the enamel layer can increase tooth sensitivity.
|•||Excessive stress on the veneers can break them. Therefore, you should avoid habits such as chewing on your fingernails, chewing on ice, opening bottles with your teeth, etc.|
What to Expect During a Veneer Procedure?
A dental veneer procedure is usually performed in two or more visits. Below is a look at what you can expect during these visits:
|•||Initial consultation - during the consultation appointment, we examine your damaged teeth to determine if veneers are the right procedure. Once we confirm the procedure, we can then proceed to the treatment stage.
|•||Tooth preparation - veneers are a more conservative procedure compared to dental crowns. However, they also do require a part of your enamel to be trimmed off to ensure that your teeth retain the same size.
|•||Tooth impression and veneer manufacture - after preparing your tooth, an impression is taken and sent to the dental lab for the molding of a custom porcelain veneer. The dental lab process takes about two weeks, thus requiring another visit.
|•||Veneer placement - during the next appointment, the now ready veneer is placed on your tooth and permanently cemented using a bonding material. Before the bonding, the veneer may be trimmed a little to ensure a perfect fit.|
The high-quality porcelain veneers from Portland City Dental can help to fix various dental problems troubling you. Call us today at (503) 867-8124 for more information about the veneer procedure, or to schedule a visit.