“Veneers” refers to placing a dental material on the front of teeth. The material usually extends over the edge of the teeth and wraps around the sides slightly. The effect is that the teeth are altered in appearance without removing much if any of the natural tooth structure. Using veneers, you can change the shape size and color of the teeth, effectively creating the smile you desire. Although resin materials can be used for this process, the most common method is using Porcelain Veneers.
Porcelain Veneers are constructed to be very thin and still very strong once they are bonded to your teeth. Porcelain is not only strong enough to restore the edges of your teeth, it is also very resistant to stain, so that your new smile can remain bright for a very long time and translucent enough to mimic the vitality of natural teeth. The artistic combination of the technician who crafts the veneers and the dentist who places the veneers is critical to achieving a functional, beautiful result, so selecting an experienced cosmetic dentist is very important.
Advances in modern materials and techniques have allowed us to create beautiful smiles that are long-lasting while using very thin restorations so that your teeth look both attractive and natural. New materials also allow us to create custom, attractive temporary veneers to allow you to “try out” your new smile before the final porcelain veneers are bonded into place. The experience of Drs. Steel in crafting custom smiles will allow us to work with you to achieve the look you desire.
If you have worn teeth, discolored teeth, spaces or crowding, Porcelain Veneers may be the answer you are looking for – after your veneers are placed on your teeth, you can have the whiter, more beautiful smile you have always wanted for many years to come.
If you are interested in discussing how Porcelain Veneers can improve your smile, contact our Montgomery County office for a consultation.