Porcelain veneers provide a long-term cosmetic solution for damaged or discolored teeth.
Once placed, porcelain veneers are permanent, so it is essential to understand the process, cost and long-term care before treatment begins.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
1. Initial Appointment
To prepare for your new veneers, your dentist will talk to you about your goals and desires and treatment cost.
Your dentist will also take impressions at your initial appointment and may even remove a small amount of surface enamel.
The impressions will be sent to a dental lab, where a ceramist will handcraft your veneers from durable materials that look and function like natural teeth.
2. Placement Appointment
During this appointment, you will be given a final chance to see the shape, color and fit of your veneers before they are attached.
Veneers cannot be altered once placed, so it’s important to say something if you sense any issues or needed adjustments.
Once you’ve established the proper fit, your dentist will bond the veneer to your tooth.
3. Smile Results
Veneer patients leave the placement appointment with a brand-new, completely flawless smile.
The average porcelain veneers last for up to 10 years. However, with proper care and maintenance, veneers can last up to 20 years.
Porcelain veneers are incredibly durable, especially if maintained with the same care as your natural teeth.
Interested in learning more about porcelain veneers? If you have any questions or would like a complimentary cosmetic dental consultation, please contact Dentistry at East Piedmont or call (770) 321-5558 to schedule your appointment.