When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are one of the easiest and least invasive ways to transform your smile. Dr. Kapoor is an expert in restoring teeth, and he looks forward to discussing your hopes and dreams regarding your appearance—and then making them a reality.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very natural-looking, tooth-colored ceramic shells that are bonded to teeth. These custom-made thin and durable restorations are a great solution for chipped, cracked, discolored, worn down, or uneven teeth. Composite bonding is another type of veneer made of resin. Veneers are often the more popular of the dental bonding choices because of their durability and resistance to staining.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
From aesthetics to functionality, porcelain veneers immediately transform your smile—and your life. If you are concerned about the possibility that they may jeopardize the uniqueness of your look, no need to worry. We make them fit seamlessly with each smile—this is not a one size fits all type of treatment!
- Highly aesthetic
Are porcelain veneers right for me?
Whether you have minor tooth damage that you would like repaired or you are in the market for a complete smile makeover, Sunshine Dental has the best dental solutions for you. Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers are those who would like a long-lasting and natural-looking smile that is free from cracked, chipped, discolored, and misaligned teeth. Dr. Kapoor is a highly experienced cosmetic dentist who is dedicated to creating beautiful, healthy smiles for their patients.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
The process of getting veneers does involve decreasing the size of your tooth to make room for the veneer. We begin with a complete smile analysis in which Dr. Kapoor makes a treatment plan according to your desired goals. Next, we shave off a small portion of the tooth enamel so the carefully crafted veneer fits perfectly to your tooth. You will receive a temporary veneer while a mold of your tooth is made. At the following appointment, we remove the temporary and bond the final veneer to your tooth.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
If properly cared for, veneers can last for 20 years. To ensure your veneers last as long as possible, avoid any bad habits you may have that might put unnecessary stress on the veneers, such as nail-biting, straw chewing, opening bags or containers with teeth, and even removing gloves with your teeth. Treat your veneers the same way you treat your natural teeth: brushing twice and flossing once daily. Wearing a bite guard at night would provide extra protection. Don’t eat hard foods, like nuts, or crack shells with front veneers.
How often should veneers be replaced?
The longevity of your porcelain veneers is up to you. If you care for your veneers by regularly brushing and flossing, attending regular cleanings and examinations at our office with Dr. Kapoor every 6 months, and refraining from using them carelessly, you should not need to replace them.
What are the disadvantages of veneers?
There are very few disadvantages to getting porcelain veneers. Like any makeover, one improvement leads to another. It is common for patients who get veneers to choose to have gum contouring done as well. This cosmetic procedure can help to create symmetry and lengthen short teeth. Some of our patients choose to undergo teeth whitening as well. In the long run, these additional treatments end up being advantages rather than disadvantages!
Can porcelain veneers stain?
No! This is one of the many benefits of porcelain veneers. You are free to eat and drink without worrying about discoloring your teeth. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, one of the clear advantages over composite bonding, an alternative veneer that lacks durability as well as resistance to discoloration.