A Powerful, Versatile Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure
Porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers, or, sometimes, just veneers, are an advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure that can give you a complete smile makeover in just one procedure. That’s because they can correct many common cosmetic dental problems at once. Among the problems that they can correct are:
- Chipped teeth
- Small or unevenly sized teeth
- Worn teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Discolored teeth
Veneers are not just a Jack of all trades, they’re a master of all! They can brighten teeth that don’t respond to teeth whitening. And they look more attractive and are more durable than bonding sometimes used for chipped teeth. Plus, they can straighten teeth faster than braces, which is why they are nicknamed “instant orthodontics.”
Our Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are very thin facades that are bonded to your natural teeth. Although they’re often called “porcelain,” they’re not made of porcelain anymore. They are made of advanced ceramics that can be many time stronger than tooth enamel. We offer many quality veneer options, including Lumineers® and custom-crafted traditional veneers crafted by Aurum and DaVinci Labs, two of the most recognized and respected ceramic restoration labs in America. We are dedicated to great results for our patients and only work with labs that we know deliver consistently high quality restorations.
During your consultation with Dr. Wanda Mejia, Dr. George Sepiashvili, or another member of our cosmetic dentistry team, we will talk about the options we offer and which one will be best for achieving the results you desire.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
When the first veneers were actually made of porcelain for Hollywood stars in the 1930s, they were so fragile that actors couldn’t wear them between takes for fear they’d break. Veneers have gotten steadily better in quality over the last 80 years, and now they are remarkably sturdy. Studies show that about 95% of veneers last at least 10 years, and about 85% last at least 20 years.
But to make sure your veneers last as long as possible, make sure you are taking proper care of them. Brush, floss, and make regular dental visits to keep your smile healthy.