Do you know about the cosmetic dentistry treatment known as dental veneers? They are also called porcelain veneers, and Laurie T. Hanschu, DDS, a cosmetic dentist in Carmichael, CA encourages patients to discover their many benefits.
While frequently viewed as purely cosmetic, the benefits of porcelain veneers go beyond that issue alone. For example, they can provide restorative and functional benefits too. A tooth that is chipped or cracked is a compromised tooth. When that tooth is cosmetically restored with porcelain veneers, it requires a bonding process, which stabilizes and protects the tooth well into the future.
There are many other benefits of porcelain veneers, and they include:
Dental veneers can provide a long-lasting solution for teeth that are widely gapped, uneven in length or size, stained and unable to be whitened, or chipped and cracked. They can also address mildly misaligned teeth and diminish the look of “gummy” smiles. They are so effective and useful, an entire smile makeover can be done with veneers alone, in some instances.
It takes just two visits for porcelain veneers to be completed. The first visit prepares the teeth and places temporary veneers. When the custom-made veneers arrive, they are bonded and the work is complete.
The issues that may have caused you to consider veneers, such as staining or discoloration, disappear when you use veneers as a solution. This is because they do not stain, even from smoking or consuming red wine or coffee.
If you are concerned that veneers will have an unnatural appearance, you should know that they are so convincing that no one will be able to tell you are using them, even when under bright lights and up-close.
To obtain porcelain veneers is easy and painless. We will have you in for an evaluation, ensuring that there are no issues with your teeth and gums that must be treated before the veneers are applied. Once any general or restorative treatments are complete, we then prepare the teeth for veneers, which means only removing a thin layer of tooth enamel. We make you custom molds and have your veneers carefully crafted in a lab. When they arrive, you return to our office and enjoy your new smile.
Contact Our Dentist in Carmichael for Porcelain Veneers
If you have additional questions about the benefits of porcelain veneers, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Carmichael, CA office at 916-347-9764. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.