At the office of Michael S. Spangler, DDS, PA, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to help you improve the appearance of your teeth and get a smile you can be proud to show off. Our services range from tooth whitening to porcelain veneers, and you can count on us to achieve the top-notch results you are looking for. In this article, we will focus on our porcelain veneers and go over a few things to consider in order to determine whether they are right for you.
What are porcelain veneers?
A porcelain veneer is essentially a thin shell that is placed over your tooth to cover chips or to make your teeth look more even. Veneers are made to perfectly match your teeth, preserving the natural character of your smile while giving your teeth a more even, straight appearance.
What are veneers used for?
Porcelain veneers can be used to restore the appearance of your smile following damage to your teeth, or they can be used as their own cosmetic procedure—in other words, you can get them to cover chips or other damage, or to achieve a more “perfect” smile.
How are veneers applied?
The process of getting veneers involves two appointments. At the first visit, we will take an impression of your teeth so that your veneers can be made to match their natural look. Then, we will prepare your teeth to receive the porcelain veneers by removing small amounts of the enamel. We’ll take another impression of your teeth to get the right dimensions for the back of the veneers, and then apply temporary veneers while we wait for your permanent ones to be made. Once they arrive, our dentists will cement them to your natural teeth and check that everything is correct.