Porcelain dental veneers can be an excellent treatment option for patients seeking to improve the appearance of stains, chips, gaps, and a number of other perceived tooth imperfections. At Innovative Dental, we are dedicated to utilizing the latest dental technologies to ensure you receive the most comfortable and successful treatment in a safe and efficient manner. This involves use of the CEREC® same-day restoration system, which enables our experienced doctors to custom-design, fabricate, and place high-quality porcelain veneers that resemble the look and feel of your natural teeth in a single visit. In turn, you can walk away with a new, beautiful smile on the same day as your appointment!
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November 21, 2017
Uniquely designed to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, porcelain dental veneers can be used to conceal a variety of tooth imperfections including:
At Innovative Dental, porcelain veneers are always custom designed and fabricated in one visit using CEREC® technology. This cutting-edge approach to cosmetic dentistry treatment can effectively revitalize your smile by improving both the form and function of your teeth with virtually no discomfort or downtime after treatment. Additionally, veneers are designed to be maintained through routine oral cleaning habits, and they can last for decades!
Although porcelain dental veneers and crowns can be used to address many of the same concerns, the two treatments are generally recommended in different situations. Due to the fact that porcelain veneers are designed to cover only the front, visible portion of a tooth, they are typically more appropriate when concealing imperfections on teeth that are otherwise in strong and healthy condition. Conversely, dental crowns are made to “cap” an entire tooth, providing both structural and aesthetic restoration. As a result, crowns are usually the better option for treating—or even replacing—teeth that are significantly damaged or decayed.
At the time of your appointment, your dentist can explain more about the differences between crowns and veneers and help you determine which treatment would be most beneficial for your unique needs and goals.
Our doctors are dedicated to ensuring your porcelain veneers procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible. In fact, the entire process from design to implementation can be completed at our office in a matter of hours.
To begin the process, we will scan digital impressions of your teeth and then utilize the CEREC® 3D software to design your veneers with the highest degree of accuracy possible. Following their design, your porcelain veneers will be precisely milled with CEREC® technology in the convenience of our office while you watch television, read a magazine, or simply rest your eyes. Once constructed, your dentist will secure your custom veneers and match their color to your surrounding teeth. After a final polish, you will be ready to leave our office with beautiful, long-lasting results that will make you want to smile!
During the tooth preparation process, a local anesthetic is typically administered to the treatment area to minimize any potential discomfort. The application of the veneers themselves is fairly straightforward and should not be painful. Mild soreness or tooth sensitivity may occur after the procedure, but symptoms usually diminish over the course of a few days.
The number of porcelain veneers recommended for treatment will depend on the unique needs and goals of each patient. It is possible that a single porcelain veneer may be all that is necessary for certain dental concerns, such as a single stained or damaged tooth. However, for a more uniform appearance, a full set of veneers on the front-facing teeth (typically 8 to 10) will most likely achieve the most balanced, natural-looking outcome.
Porcelain veneers made from high-quality materials have the unique ability to be extremely strong and durable while maintaining an incredibly natural appearance. Once bonded to the front of the tooth, the strength and appearance of porcelain veneers can last for years—or even decades. With that said, it is important to take reasonable care when biting extremely hard or chewy foods and wear a mouthguard or night guard to protect against teeth grinding or clenching.
Porcelain veneers are resistant to both over-the-counter and professional whitening agents because the material is non-porous and cannot be penetrated. That said, veneers are also resistant to most forms of staining and discoloration, meaning that they should not need to be whitened. If a patient desires a brighter smile, they may do a whitening treatment prior to receiving porcelain veneers so that the veneers may be color-matched with the lighter shade. For those interested in whitening their existing veneers, we recommend contacting a qualified cosmetic dentist who can help you review your options.
For more information about porcelain dental veneers, or to schedule an appointment at our practice, please contact Innovative Dental today. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you in any way we can.