Your teeth perform numerous essential functions. They allow you to bite and chew your food. They control the flow of air while you speak. Your teeth also provide you with a beautiful, confident smile. If your teeth have imperfections, even tiny ones, your smile is greatly affected. So, too, is your confidence. At Newport Dental Group, we can help to restore the quality of your smile with porcelain veneers.
What are Dental Veneers?
Even small dental imperfections can lead to serious cosmetic issues. Veneers provide a solution to these minor imperfections. Veneers are thin “shells” that are used to cover the front portion of your visible teeth. They restore the beauty of your smile and help to give you back your confidence. Veneers can transform the appearance of your teeth, altering their size, shape, and color.
Why is Porcelain used for Veneers?
Veneers are typically made from either composite resin or porcelain. Both materials match the color of your natural tooth enamel. At Newport Dental Group, we use porcelain. Porcelain veneers are stronger than their composite resin counterparts, and are able to withstand normal biting and chewing forces (where the composite resin is more susceptible to cracks and chips). Porcelain also looks more natural. Not only does it mimic the color of your natural enamel, but it can also mimic the light reflecting properties.
What can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers are used to fix a variety of different dental imperfections:
The Dental Veneer Procedure
Veneers typically require two visits to place. During your first visit, we prepare the affected teeth. We administer a local anesthetic and remove a small amount of the enamel from the surfaces of each tooth. This allows us to create space, which will then allow your veneers to fit comfortably and naturally in with the rest of your smile. Once your teeth are prepared, we take an impression. The impression is sent to a lab, where your veneers are designed and created.
It can take up to two weeks for your veneers to be ready. Depending on your situation, you may or may not need temporary restorations. When your veneers are finished, you will return for your second visit. During this visit, we place your veneers. We place a light acidic gel on the surfaces of your teeth, which creates a rough surface. This texture helps the dental bonding agent to better hold your veneers firmly in place. The gel is washed off, and your teeth are dried. We then Apply the veneers to the surfaces of your teeth, effectively restoring the beauty of your smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer several benefits:
If your teeth are afflicted with minor dental imperfections, porcelain veneers can help. Call Newport Dental Group at (949) 574-0100 to learn more and schedule your appointment today.