Your Questions Answered: What Are Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are one of the most commonly overlooked dental procedures due to the lack of knowledge surrounding them. Many clients who could benefit from this service don’t know what porcelain veneers are, and have many unanswered questions. Understanding the benefits, uses, and longevity of porcelain veneers is the first step in looking and feeling your best when it comes to your smile.

If you think you could be interested in porcelain veneers, or aren’t sure if they’re right for you, be sure to consult with Dr. Boyer at Spring Valley Dental Care. Here, Dr. Boyer can assess your teeth and determine if veneers are a viable option and go from there. In the meantime, take a moment to find answers to some frequently asked questions.

Uses of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are overlays on teeth with a variety of uses such as fixing damaged teeth, unwanted gaps, stains, and chips. A common misconception about porcelain veneers is that only people with poor teeth structure get them. While there are many procedures to help clients with structural issues, veneers are not usually one of them. Veneers are used for more aesthetic purposes, helping clients look and feel their best. Some of the most common veneer procedures include fixing the following:

  •      Chipped or cracked teeth
  •      Discoloration
  •      Minor misalignments
  •      Whiter, brighter smile
  •      Unsatisfied with current tooth shape or look

Porcelain veneers give our clients the benefits of providing a natural look, with stain resistant porcelain that lasts forever.

Veneers are very thin layers of porcelain, specifically designed to fit your teeth and look. A consultation with Dr. Boyer allows you to get a professional look at your teeth either through X-rays or an impression to ensure your porcelain veneers are perfect. This procedure is less invasive than other dental procedures and the veneers are always shown against your teeth before adhesion so you know what you are getting.

Types of Veneers

There are two main types of porcelain veneers: the traditionally bonded veneers, and also a “no prep” option that some clients can take advantage of. Bonded veneers will use small parts of enamel from your old tooth to adhere the porcelain to your desired tooth, this traditionally takes two visits, one for the measurements and one to adhere the veneers to the desired tooth.

“No prep” veneers is an option some clients may be eligible for based on a consultation with a cosmetic dentist. The procedure still has a two-step process for measurement and adhesion; however, unlike traditional bonding, in some cases the veneer can be put directly on the tooth with less tooth material needing to be removed. This procedure is both time and comfort efficient.

Both procedures have you in and out of the office in no time with the smile you’ve always wanted.

Who Can Get Them

Another common misconception about veneers is that they are not a commonly used service or that they are expensive. Both of these misconceptions are put to rest in recent light of affordable, and quality veneer services.

So before you write getting porcelain veneers off your list, take some time to consult with Dr. Boyer to determine what the cost and process would be for you with insurance, payment plans, and even see real life pictures and testaments of others like yourself who have undergone this procedure.

Taking Care of Your Veneers

While veneers can be easy and affordable to get, individuals considering them must remember that they are permanent. This is why having a quality cosmetic dentist take your measurements and perform the procedure is key in getting the outcome you want.

Veneers do take up to two weeks to be created and ready for application once your measurements are in, so this procedure is not an emergency or last second time frame, it requires much consideration.

Some side effects have been associated with veneers, including tooth sensitivity, so continue good dental hygiene and treating veneers like any other tooth. It is key to maintain not only a good looking smile, but one that feels good too!

Get your Veneers with Dr. Boyer Today!

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers or just a consultation, be sure to contact Dr. Boyer today. You can also reach our Spring Valley, CA office at 619-670-4471.