Transform Your Smile in Two Visits with Porcelain Veneers
We proudly offer porcelain veneers, one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. By applying these custom-made porcelain shells to your teeth, your dentist can conceal even the most dramatic esthetic blemishes.
About Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are about the thickness of an eggshell. However, thanks to advanced dental porcelain, they are also incredibly strong and durable. Once attached, they form a new façade for your smile, reshaping your teeth and concealing surface flaws.
To provide your veneers, Dr. Pietrok or Dr. St. Germain will trim away a tiny layer of enamel. This layer will be about half a millimeter thick. Therefore, the reshaping process will not damage your teeth, and it will involve negligible discomfort. Then your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, sending them to our offsite lab, where ceramists will create your veneers. When they are finished, you will have your second appointment. At this time, Dr. Pietrok or Dr. St. Germain will attach the veneers to the front of your teeth.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer a number of significant benefits. The advantages include:
- Dramatic results: Porcelain veneers can thoroughly enhance your smile. They can reshape your teeth and improve various concerns with a single treatment.
- Natural appearance: Dental porcelain offers a lifelike sheen, making it virtually identical to dental enamel. Additionally, porcelain comes in a range of shades. Dr. Pietrok or Dr. St. Germain will choose the color that is a near-perfect match to your smile.
- Easy maintenance: It is easy to care for veneers. You will simply need to brush and floss regularly. You should also schedule your routine cleanings and exams.
- Durability: When you care for your veneers, they could last ten years or more.
Are You a Candidate for Veneers?
If you suffer from any of the following cosmetic blemishes, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers:
- Irregularly shaped or unusually small teeth
- Slight gaps between your teeth
- Stains that whitening treatment cannot erase
- Chips, cracks, or worn edges
- Slightly crooked teeth
As a candidate for veneers, you should have good dental health and a sufficient amount of dental enamel. If you have experienced enamel erosion, you may be unable to receive veneers. However, Dr. Pietrok or Dr. St. Germain may recommend dental bonding as an alternative. Additionally, bite misalignment and bruxism will place uneven force on your teeth. As a result, your veneers could come off or be damaged. Your dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment or a custom mouthguard before placing porcelain veneers.