Are you familiar with how a porcelain veneer can restore your smile? While some dental treatments specifically target a single problem, porcelain veneers help overcome a variety of issues that impact your smile. This treatment has enabled thousands of people restore their smiles despite seemingly impossible damage to their teeth. Learn more about this remarkable treatment and how it can help you today.
How Does a Dental Veneer Help You?
The concept of a dental veneer is simple yet extremely effective at improving your smile. Essentially, a veneer is like a perfectly fitting, natural looking thin shell that bonds to the front of your teeth, creating a barrier that enhances the aesthetics of your smile. While it may not fix the chips, cracks, and discoloration of your teeth, it covers them up so no one will know the difference. Ultimately, veneers are an excellent way to overcome numerous dental problems and restore your smile.
What Types of Ailments Can Veneers Be Applied to?
Veneers are an excellent treatment, partially due to the fact that they cover so many forms of dental damage. Whether your teeth are chipped, cracked, stained, or decaying, dental veneers can improve your smile. If you have damaged teeth for any reason, consider veneers as a way to improve their appearance despite any disfiguration to your teeth.
Types of Dental Veneers – Porcelain, Zirconia, or Resin
Each type of veneers has characteristics that make it ideal for some patients. Read about each to get a basic idea of their differences and which may be best for you:
Porcelain veneers are the top standard for dental veneers and are often the most expensive option. Strong and reliable, porcelain veneers are widely considered to be the most attractive type of veneers.
Zirconia veneers are also excellent for hiding dental damage and improving your smile. Resilient against stains, zirconia veneers are second only to porcelain in terms of looks and quality.
If speed and low cost are your priorities, then composite resin veneers may be the choice for you. Another advantage is that resin veneers can be repaired, unlike their porcelain and zirconia counterparts.
The Quick and Easy Dental Veneers Process
No matter which type of dental veneer you’re interested in, no more than two visits are required. Learn more about what happens during the dental veneer procedure:
First Visit of the Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Once you’ve committed to porcelain veneers, the first thing Dr. Eckstein will do is prepare your teeth to be fitted with temporary veneers. Since your permanent veneer is made in a laboratory, he’ll take an impression of your teeth so he knows their exact specifications. At that point, you’ll leave with a temporary veneer while your permanent one is being constructed in a lab.
Second Visit of the Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Now that your new permanent veneers have arrived from the laboratory, they can be tested to ensure they fit your teeth perfectly. Dr. Eckstein will confirm that they properly fit your teeth, and then will begin the bonding process. With new porcelain veneers bonded to your teeth, you’ll leave our office with a bright and natural-looking smile.
Visit Smile Design Specialist and Witness the Power of Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Richard A. Eckstein is a Board Certified Prosthodontist who can treat you with cosmetic, restorative, or implant dentistry. Whether one of the types of veneers is right for you or you require a different treatment, Dr. Eckstein will examine your specific conditions and let you know. Our staff takes pride in watching patients leave with a restored smile – contact our office today to schedule an appointment!