If you have crooked, chipped, misaligned, discolored, or otherwise damaged teeth, veneers are an excellent remedy. Dental Veneers are thin shells of ceramic material which are permanently bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They’re custom-made and custom-colored; when placed by a qualified cosmetic dentist, porcelain veneers are virtually identical to natural teeth.
Plus, not only do dental veneers look like real teeth, they act like them, too. Porcelain Veneers are considered a conservative alternative to crowns, and they can be applied to both the top and bottom teeth.
Porcelain Veneers are not false teeth; they only cover the front surface of teeth. They can cover chips, breaks, gaps and stains.
Applying veneers usually takes about a month. First, there is an initial appointment, where your dentist will cover the procedure. Then, during the second procedure, a mold is taken of your teeth. This mold is then sent to a dental laboratory, where the veneers are custom made for your mouth. The veneers are then placed during the third procedure.
It’s important to note that placing dental veneers is as much of an art as it is a science. That’s why it’s important to have a qualified cosmetic dentist – one who is specially trained in cosmetic dentistry – when undergoing this procedure. When veneers are placed they are colored so they match the surrounding teeth. The quality of the color matching depends largely upon the skill of the cosmetic dentist doing the procedure.
That’s why it’s important to choose a dentist who is specifically trained in cosmetic dentistry. A cosmetic dentist has additional skills above and beyond those of a regular dentist – our Gray, ME dentist Dr. Beebe has graduated from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry, the nation’s premier cosmetic school, putting him at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry.
Once your porcelain veneers are placed, you can expect a mouth of natural-looking, beautiful teeth which blend in with your regular teeth. With no more cracks, breaks, gaps, or stains you’ll find your confidence increasing and your smile appearing more and more. Veneers are a pleasant, quick, and cost-effective way to create a winning smile!