One factor of self-confidence and first impressions lies in your smile. If you are seeking to improve your smile fast, you’ll love what porcelain veneers can do for you. Before seeking veneers it is important to acquire the advice of a dental professional. At Arrow Smile Dental, Dr. Victor Rosales performs comprehensive examination and consults with each patient, giving them a full walkthrough of how porcealin veneers can effect their smile.
Some dentists refer to veneers as instant orthodontics due to their ability to change the appearance of a patient’s smile. While “instant” is not quite accurate (it does take a few hours to go through a veneer procedure), veneer procedures are much quicker than traditional orthodontics which can take several months or more. But why are veneers so fast to apply? And does that mean that they will only last a short while?
Porcelain Veneers 101
Veneers are cut from ceramic blocks into small thin shells that cover the front teeth. With modern dental technology, our office can image and cut veneers in a very short period of time. Applying veneers only requires preparing the tooth (or teeth in multiple applications) for sizing and adhering them using a special compound.
Since the veneer is just a thin shell, can it endure an oral environment for a long time? It depends of the material used for the veneer. At Arrow Smile Dental, we use treated porcelain for veneers for the following reasons:
- Porcelain is highly durable even when used in daily oral conditions. This is why crowns are typically composed of porcelain.
- No material mimics natural tooth as closely as porcelain. Hence, it makes for an excellent tooth replacement material in terms of cosmetic appeal.
Do you have an upcoming event and would like to correct your smile as quickly as possible? Give us a call at (626) 938-1236 or schedule a visit with us online.