If you are unhappy with your smile and want to completely transform the appearance of your teeth, Kanning Dental in Lawson and Richmond offer many affordable and effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. Porcelain veneers have become a highly requested cosmetic dental treatment for patients seeking to address concerns ranging from discolored teeth to large gaps between the teeth (diastema).
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?
Kanning Dental offers this high-quality dental veneer as both a cosmetic and restorative option for damaged, misshapen and discolored teeth. Our dentists can create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.
Porcelain veneers are the “gold standard” of dental veneers and are considered a permanent restoration. They are highly durable, ultra-thin shells of porcelain that are custom matched to a patient’s natural teeth for lasting and aesthetically pleasing results. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and will be part of a beautiful smile for years to come with proper dental care and oral hygiene.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
The porcelain veneer procedure usually takes 2 or 3 visits to the dentist. Your procedure begins with a comprehensive dental exam and consultation with our doctors to determine that porcelain veneers are the best solution for you and discuss expected results. If you qualify, a personalized treatment will be created to meet your needs and desires.
At your first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure. This creates room for the veneers to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth. It will also create a surface where the veneer will securely bond to the tooth. Your dentist will need to get teeth impressions that will be used to fabricate your custom teeth veneers. Your dentist will then attached temporary veneers to protect the teeth and for aesthetic purposes until your permanent veneers are ready.
Your dentist will send an impression of your teeth along with treatment specifications to a highly talented ceramist, who will hand-fabricate each tooth veneer in a dental laboratory. It generally takes about 3 weeks for us to receive your final restorations.
At your final appointment to our cosmetic dentistry office, we will secure the new dental restoration. First, we will try the veneers on your teeth to test for fit and comfort. Adjustments will be made if necessary for a secure and comfortable fit and then they will be cemented to the teeth for a permanent restoration. He will provide any specific long-term care instructions for maintaining your new smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
How long will my dental veneers last?
Our professional dental staff will review how to properly care for your new porcelain veneers to ensure longevity. Because a portion of your tooth is removed to accommodate the veneers, these are considered permanent dental restoration. They can last up to 10 years but much longer if you properly maintain them. A major benefit to choosing porcelain veneers is they are stain-resistant from coffee, tobacco, tea, and wine, unlike natural teeth. They will help maintain a proper bite because they will be perfectly molded to your teeth.
Am I a good candidate for dental veneers?
Anyone who is self-conscious about their teeth can get dental veneers. If you have chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth, porcelain veneers can properly disguise those blemishes. However, if you have unhealthy teeth or gums, your dentist will want to resolve those problems first. It is important to place veneers on a healthy foundation. Also, if you grind your teeth you have a greater risk of breaking the veneers. You will need to invest in some kind of night guard to properly protect them while you sleep.
How many teeth can I get porcelain veneers on?
You get as many veneers placed as you want. If you only have one tooth that bothers you, then we can place one veneer that will blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth. However, most people choose to get six to eight veneers place. This many veneers will create a very symmetrical and even smile.
Will dental insurance cover dental veneers?
No. Teeth veneers are considered a cosmetic dentistry treatment and will most likely not be covered by dental insurance.