For patients with minor imperfections in their smile, such as chips, cracks, and discoloration, it may feel like there isn’t a solution out there to help your smile. Here at the practice of Ray Hazen, DDS, we offer beautiful, durable porcelain veneers to shield your imperfections from the casual observer and make your smile appear more brilliant. Take advantage of this flawless cosmetic look, and read below for more information.
Porcelain veneers are essentially thin porcelain shells that are secured to the front surface of the tooth, typically the foremost teeth. They are sculpted and secured to the tooth in such a way that allows light to pass through them, making them more brilliant than before.
Porcelain veneers can effectively mask the following flaws:
Keep in mind that the veneer does not affect the tooth itself, biologically, but alters the superficial appearance of the tooth.
The first part of the process is to schedule a consultation here with Dr. Hazen. During this consultation, Dr. Hazen will have a discussion with you about what you would like your ideal smile to look like. Once you have agreed that porcelain veneers are the best option for you, Dr. Hazen will take accurate scans of your smile. The front enamel of the affected teeth will be reduced slightly, in order to allow room for the veneer.
Between your first and second visits, Dr. Hazen will work to design and craft your veneers, using the 3D scans and models of your smile. Once ready, you’ll return for your second visit and the veneers will be placed on the surface of your teeth with a special dental resin. After that, the last step is to smile and enjoy your new bright, white teeth!
While porcelain veneers are only applied to the front surfaces of the teeth, they offer quite a few benefits for patients experiencing difficulties with confidence or speech. Chips and cracks in the teeth can often result in changes in speech, such as whistling. By filling those gaps with sculpted veneers, you can restore the former appearance of your smile and correct any speech issues.
In addition, damaged front teeth can make it difficult to bite down or tear at food, but the application of porcelain veneers can improve that. You won’t need to worry about scratching them either; veneers are remarkably durable and long-lasting, with proper care and maintenance.
Are you worried that porcelain veneers will stain like your teeth did? In actuality, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and don’t change color with age either. You can have a flawless, luminous smile for many years to come!
Are you ready to get rid of the chips, cracks, and stains on your teeth? Consider porcelain veneers to mask these flaws and bring out the best in your smile. Consult with Dr. Ray Hazen to learn more about how to qualify for this procedure and what first steps you need to take to begin the process.