Achieve a stunning smile
Perfect teeth are a rarity. Most people have something wrong with the appearance of their teeth: stains, chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, or uneven teeth. Fixing these issues structurally can be a daunting and expensive task. But they can be addressed cosmetically with porcelain veneers… with stunning results.
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded onto the front surfaces of the teeth to cover up any imperfections and dramatically improve the patient’s smile. At Peters Dental Associates, we provide porcelain veneers to completely reshape and beautify a patient’s smile.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
As long as the patient’s teeth are in overall good health, porcelain veneers offer a solution to various dental imperfections without extended treatment times and at a lower cost. Veneers are used to conceal crooked, chipped, misshapen, or severely stained or yellowed teeth. And they can do all this in just two visits to our office.
What can I expect during my porcelain veneer procedure?
During your first visit, your teeth are prepared for the veneers. About ½ millimeter of enamel is removed from each tooth to receive a veneer. This is needed to make room for the veneers. This also makes a good adhesive surface for the veneers to attach to. Impressions are then taken of your teeth with the removed enamel; these will be the blueprint for the dental laboratory to create your veneers. Since it usually takes one to two weeks to fabricate veneers, if your teeth look very unsightly after the removal of the enamel, we can provide temporary veneers.
When your veneers are ready, you return for your second office visit. Dr. Peters then checks each veneer for size and color match with the adjacent natural teeth. Some trimming may be necessary. Once satisfied with their fit, the veneers are bonded onto your teeth.
Once the procedure is completed, Dr. Peters will provide you with care instructions for your new veneers. Veneers usually last up to 10 years, at which time they can be replaced with a new set if needed.