Porcelain Veneers

Why Dental Veneers?

If your teeth have been chipped, cracked or damaged, permanently stained, are spaced improperly, crooked or misshaped, veneers may be the solution for your smile. Porcelain veneers offer patients a cosmetic alternative to more invasive smile enhancing procedures.

Veneers are a simple cosmetic procedure that can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Thin bands of durable, stain-resistant porcelain are custom made and bonded to the teeth in order to hide stains, chipped teeth or slight misalignment and give the wearer a beautiful smile. The glass-like ceramic that forms porcelain veneers, closely resembles natural tooth enamel. This is because, much like real tooth enamel, porcelain veneers are translucent. When light strikes a natural tooth’s surface, it is not immediately reflected off. Instead, it penetrates the tooth enamel and reflects off the opaque tooth dentin that lies just beneath. This translucent effect is what gives teeth their luster. By replicating this, porcelain dental veneers provide patients with bright, natural-looking smiles.

The Procedure

Your teeth will be prepared for your porcelain dental veneers. By lightly buffing the front surface of your teeth, Dr. Joshi will remove an approximately one-half-millimeter layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. The wafer-thin porcelain veneers will eventually be set in place of this enamel.

A mold is then taken of your teeth. From this mold, your porcelain veneers will be custom made to fit your teeth and complement your smile. Porcelain dental veneers can even be specially fitted to reshape crooked teeth that may otherwise require orthodontics.

The porcelain veneers are then placed on your teeth. At this time, Dr. Joshi will be able to precisely match the color of your dental veneers to your surrounding teeth. If you are having porcelain veneers placed on all of your teeth, Dr. Joshi will be able to provide you with an appropriate color that has both a beautiful luster and a realistic appearance. After the fit and color of your dental veneers are ensured to be to your liking, the adhesive is hardened using a special light. You then have a bright, long-lasing smile with your new porcelain veneers.

If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers, contact Woodlawn Dental for a consultation

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