Dental innovation has advanced throughout the years and made it easier for everybody to have a white, straight smile that they can feel good with. One option that numerous patients decide to undergo for a superior looking smile is porcelain veneers. If you are thinking about this option, here is an outline on the basis of what to expect from this procedure so you can make a more informed decision.
What Are Veneers Used for?
Similar to most cosmetic dentistry treatments, veneers can fix an assortment of dental issues that including:
- Discoloration from root canals, stains from food, medication or too much fluoride
- Worn-down teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Misaligned, irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
- Large gaps between teeth
These issues can promote more than a lack of self-confidence. These oral issues can greatly influence your entire oral wellbeing and make it difficult for you to keep your teeth healthy. A dentist like Dr. Medgaus can help by correcting those said oral issues with veneers and also motivate you to think about the future well being of your mouth.
How Are Veneers Placed?
Veneers are utilized to cover the front of your teeth. They are uniquely crafted for your teeth and are very thin. They can help change the length, size, shape, and shade of your teeth when they are applied. Veneers made of porcelain look surprisingly natural and are better equipped to handle stains.
To undergo treatment, Dr. Medgaus will remove a small segment of enamel from the surface of your tooth. To create your custom veneer a model of your mouth is then sent to our lab to be built. While waiting for your permanent veneers, a temporary one will be set so your teeth still appear to be identical. After this point, you’ll come back to our office in half a month to have the permanent veneers attached. You’ll leave our offices with more certainty and a smile you cherish.
If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can improve your life, contact us today at our offices located in Pittsburgh and Monroeville, Pennsylvania to schedule an appointment or consultation.