Improve the Appearance and Functionality of Your Smile
We are happy to offer porcelain veneers at our Auburn, New York dentistry practice. Not only can porcelain veneers be utilized for cosmetic purposes, but they can also serve as an effective solution to a variety of common dental problems, including misalignment and tooth defects such as cracks or chips. Because of the range of dental problems that porcelain veneers can be used to correct and the relatively pain-free nature of the placement procedure, veneers are an excellent treatment option for a wide variety of patients. If you are interested in improving the look and functionality of your smile, our team of dental professionals can discuss your goals with you and determine whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. We invite you to contact Beautiful Smiles in Auburn, New York today to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Nangle.
Porcelain Veneers: Overview
Cosmetic veneers, which are typically made from a composite resin or porcelain, are thin shells that are affixed to the surface of a tooth with a dental bond. Veneers can improve not only aesthetics, but function as well, by correcting alignment and increasing the effectiveness of damaged teeth. At Beautiful Smiles, we utilize porcelain veneers for the benefit of our patients, as they are longer lasting and more natural looking than composite veneers. Constructed from a thin shell of porcelain that is slightly translucent (meaning that light can penetrate the surface of the veneer, just as it would the enamel of a tooth), porcelain veneers are durable, long-term solutions for teeth that are stained, crooked, cracked, or misshapen.
Porcelain Veneers: Risks and Benefits
Anyone considering porcelain veneers should discuss the procedure with a dentist and consider the risks and benefits before deciding to undergo treatment. Though there are numerous benefits associated with porcelain veneers - an improved smile, improved self-confidence, and improved functionality as well as comfort - it should be noted that the procedure is irreversible. The placement of porcelain veneers requires the removal of a small amount of enamel from the surface of the tooth, and so should be considered a permanent procedure. That being said, porcelain veneers unto themselves are not designed to be permanent, and will likely have to be replaced after 10 or 20 years.
Porcelain Veneers: Candidates
Major dental health issues such as gum disease and severe tooth decay, misalignment, and cracking cannot be effectively treated with porcelain veneers. In such cases, the use of dental implants, dental crowns, dental bridges, or other treatments may be required. Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers are individuals with good overall dental health who would like to correct relatively minor problems such as stains, slight misalignment, and small cracks, chips, and gaps resulting from misshapen teeth. We urge our patients to be realistic in terms of both their aesthetic goals, as some dental problems may require alternative treatments, and their expectations of the recovery process, as adjusting to the new veneers will likely take some time.
Contact Our Auburn, New York Cosmetic Dentistry Practice
We believe that porcelain veneers are a wonderful option for individuals with discolored or slightly damaged teeth. If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, please don't hesitate to contact our Auburn, New York cosmetic dentistry center today. We serve the Syracuse, Skaneateles, and Ithaca areas, and would be happy to schedule a consultation with you!