If you are unhappy with your smile, make an appointment for a consultation with Erie dentist Dr. Kevin Sambuchino to talk about porcelain veneers. These thin pieces of porcelain cover your existing teeth, giving you a Hollywood-caliber smile in just a few trips to the dentist.
You don’t have to live with a smile you don’t love. Call us today and find out how porcelain veneers might be able to give you a picture-perfect smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are wafer-thin translucent shells that cover the fronts of your teeth. Because a small amount of your natural tooth has to be removed to make room for the veneers, they are a permanent cosmetic treatment.
The veneers will be custom-made for you so they fit perfectly, giving you the desired smile. You can expect to wait about a week for your veneers to be fabricated in the laboratory before they are ready to be applied.
Your Initial Consultation
When you come to our office, Dr. Sambuchino will do a smile analysis and talk to you about the smile you would like to have. This will enable him to determine what your goals are for your smile and whether veneers are the best solution. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for camouflaging a variety of dental issues, including teeth that are widely spaced, too short, or crooked.
Veneers are also a good choice for situations where the tooth position is compromised, causing problems with a proper bite. Stained teeth that haven’t responded well to professional teeth whitening can also be masked with veneers.
At this initial appointment, Dr. Sambuchino will also examine your mouth to make sure it is healthy enough for this cosmetic procedure.
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers look very natural, and they will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Unlike your natural teeth, veneers will not stain, so you can indulge in coffee, tea, and red wine without worry. Your smile will stay just as white and bright as it was when the veneers were first applied.
Often called “instant orthodontics,” veneers can instantly take a crooked or misaligned smile and make it perfectly even.
Caring for Veneers
You can care for your veneers just as you do your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. Use a nonabrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the surface of the veneers.
Although veneers are durable, they can be damaged. If you have veneers, don’t bite your fingernails or chew ice. Don’t use your teeth for any purpose other than eating—this go for all teeth, with or without veneers!
It’s also important to stay current with visits to the dentist. You want to protect your investment by having the dentist check your veneers regularly. They should also be routinely polished with a specially made paste just for veneers.
Find out if you are a good candidate for veneers by calling Lake Erie Dental today!