If your smile doesn’t exactly please you, but you don’t want to spend the money on crowns or implants to have it corrected, porcelain veneers can be a great way to transform your smile.
So, what are porcelain veneers? They are thin pieces of porcelain, shaped to fit your desired teeth, that are then placed on top of your teeth for a better appearance. You know how veneers work with wood? They cover a damaged or less desirable wood in a great finish, and that’s exactly how veneers work on your teeth. They provide a covering for something that is less attractive.
Porcelain veneers are customized by your dentist to fit your bite and cover any teeth that might be discolored or damaged. Small imperfections like wearing or stains, and even more serious problems like chips and cracks, can be covered with porcelain veneers. So they fix a lot of cosmetic dentistry problems, and can even give back a certain level of functionality to your mouth because they are created using impressions of your own teeth that are then sent to a lab where master ceramists make the veneers. You can actually have veneers made and installed in no more than two visits to our office.
Porcelain veneers are very durable and can last a long time. As far as care goes, you really don’t have to do much more than what you would do with your own teeth – just brush and floss regularly and see your dentist twice a year for checkups. Additionally, your veneers will not stain, so you can enjoy all the foods and beverages you love. Keep in mind though, you cannot neglect your dental hygiene – even though veneers won’t decay, your underlying gum tissue could still be vulnerable. Regular cleanings and checkups are still a must if you want to ensure your lasting dental health and make sure that your veneers do not fail.
Contact Dr. Thomas Pray in Saratoga Springs to learn more about porcelain veneers. Call 518-885-8321. Make sure to like us on Facebook to learn about any news we have or to stay updated on new blogs!