If you’re looking to completely transform your smile, porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution to help you do that. Dr. Brock Hyder of Payette Dental discusses this Payette, ID cosmetic dentistry solution.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that go over the front and sides of the teeth. The material is designed to be both durable and stain-resistant and they last for around 5-10 years. The porcelain is also reflected to match the natural sheen that your teeth have. It’s color-matched so that it blends seamlessly in with the rest of your smile.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?
One of the reasons veneers are so popular is that they can take care of many dental issues. Commonly, they’re used for issues with tooth discoloration, particularly when it can’t be treated using professional whitening techniques. Genetics, certain medications, and a “dead” tooth can all be issues that traditional whitening can’t fix.
If you have a misshapen or crooked tooth, veneers can help that as well. If only one tooth is impacted, it’s understandable to not want Invisalign or orthodontic solutions. Porcelain veneers can help as long as that tooth isn’t compromising the health of the teeth around it. The veneer can hide it from view and create a bite that comes together properly.
Lastly, veneers can help with a tooth that’s chipped or cracked. The appearance of having a chipped or cracked tooth can be off-putting and make you insecure. It can also be a bit painful when you’re trying to bite or chew with it. A veneer can give you back both appearance and some functionality.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
To get porcelain veneers, you’ll first have a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Hyder. He’ll go over your cosmetic goals and also do a comprehensive oral examination. If you have problems with chronic teeth grinding or severe tooth decay, other options may be better for your specific case.
If you move forward with veneers, a small amount of your tooth structure will be removed. We want to make sure the veneers lay flat and flush with the rest of your smile. Impressions are taken so the veneers can be custom-made. When they’re ready, we’ll get them fitted and make any last-minute adjustments. Once you’re satisfied, they’ll be permanently bonded to your teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Payette, Idaho
Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at our dental practice. Call us or schedule an appointment online to move forward!