A great smile has many elements, the most important of which is arguably your front teeth. They’re the ones that people notice most when you’re smiling, speaking or laughing, and a major component of any first impression. It follows that out of all your teeth—important as they all are—your front teeth are the ones that have to look their best. That means shiny white, whole, and healthy. So, what do you do when your front teeth are esthetically flawed? Chips can be noticeable but not significant enough to warrant a new crown. Discoloration can be corrected with teeth whitening treatment, but in select cases this may not be effective. These and other minor flaws can be remedied all at once with porcelain veneers, which are thin coatings that have the appearance and durability of real tooth enamel. With an in-house staff including a prosthodontist—a specialist in veneers and all dental restorations—other specialists and general dentists, we can make your front teeth seamlessly sparkle again. If all of your teeth need a do-over, our team can even offer a total smile makeover.
As with any dental treatment, we always first determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. The condition of your teeth, your budget, and other options that may be available are all potential factors. Our team will get to know your specific smile goals as well as examine and take images of your mouth during this consultation. They’ll note the hue and shape of your teeth so that your veneers will match and seamlessly blend with the rest of your smile. When you return to our office, we’ll begin the porcelain veneers process by removing as small a portion of the surface of the affected teeth as possible to make space for your veneers. Later, your final veneers will be permanently bonded to the front of your teeth, providing you with a lifetime of beauty and durability.