Are Porcelain Veneers Right For You?

porcelain veneersAs a cosmetic dentist in Elizabeth, NJ, Banker Dental offers porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers dramatically transform your smile and hide small and large teeth imperfections. Porcelain veneers are very popular with celebrities and other persons in the public eye since they can make any set of teeth look camera ready. If you’re considering porcelain veneers, consider the following regarding this effective and popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.

What are Veneers?

The term veneer refers to any thin covering or coating. Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain, shaped to resemble a human tooth. The veneer is placed on the front side of the tooth, which ends up covering any imperfection beneath the veneer. The veneer adheres to the tooth with a special permanent dental adhesive.

Do Veneers Look Realistic?

It’s virtually impossible to tell if a person has porcelain veneers, even close up. This is one reason why they are so popular among celebrities, who must look their best for camera close-ups. One of the ways that manufacturers ensure a realistic look to porcelain veneers is by applying subtle tinting to the veneers. This is done in the laboratory before they are applied by your dentist at Banker Dental. Another reason that porcelain veneers look so realistic is that the material itself. Porcelain very much resembles the natural tooth in its raw form. Finally, porcelain veneer adheres to the front of the tooth so closely, that an observer can’t detect that anything is on top of the surface of the tooth.

How Does the Dentist Apply Porcelain Veneers

To make the porcelain veneers adhere securely to the front surface of the tooth, the dentist essentially sands the front of the tooth slightly to roughen up the surface. This helps the adhesive stick to the tooth and makes the veneers last for years. Typically, the dentist only removes half a millimeter from the surface. The dentist then applies the veneers individually to each tooth.

How Does the Porcelain Veneer Fit My Teeth?

You must be fitted with your porcelain veneers. Before any treatment is done, the dentist will consult with you about your expectations for the treatment, as well as the desired results. There are many options for porcelain veneers, and you and your dentist will go through all of them to make sure the final result is appealing. The dentist then takes a mold of your teeth, which will be sent to the lab along with the other instructions, to create a set of porcelain veneers that are custom made for your teeth.

What Makes Porcelain Veneers so Great?

Porcelain veneers not only look realistic, but they are very effective at hiding problem teeth. If you have teeth that are discolored, chipped or worn down, porcelain veneers may be a great choice for you. Porcelain veneers won’t interfere with reasonable eating and drinking, either. As long as you care for your veneers according to your dentist guidelines, you can eat or drink almost anything.

Porcelain veneers might be the solution to your imperfect smile. Contact Banker Dental today to find out more about this modern and effective cosmetic dentistry treatment option.

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