Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to restore your smile. Whether you need to correct large gaps in your teeth, damaged or misshapen teeth, or even cover up severe stains and other aesthetic issues, a set of veneers from Dr. Amy Gavin at Olentangy Modern Dental could be the right choice.
As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gavin can help you get the cosmetic treatment that you need, on your schedule and on your budget. Learn more about veneers below, and see if they’re right for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-shaped dental prostheses. They are designed to fit perfectly over your existing teeth, covering damage and giving you a whole new smile. They are bonded into place permanently with advanced dental adhesives.
Usually, veneers are used to correct minor cosmetic issues, like slight crookedness and spacing. They can also be used to cover up minor damage, such as small chips in teeth. They are also popular among patients who have severely stained teeth that can’t be treated with teeth whitening alone.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
One of the reasons that veneers are so popular is because the treatment typically takes only two appointments, and is a non-invasive procedure — it does not require oral surgery. After Dr. Gavin has recommended veneers to treat your cosmetic issues, she will schedule your first appointment.
At your first appointment, your teeth will be cleaned and numbed. Then, a tiny layer of enamel is removed from each tooth that will be treated. This enamel layer is equal in thickness to the veneer, so it’s removed to ensure a perfect and seamless fit.
After this, molds and images of your mouth are taken, and sent to an outside lab where your veneers are created. You’ll be sent home with temporary veneers, and come back for your second appointment once the veneers are ready, usually in 2-3 weeks.
At this appointment, your veneers will be checked to ensure the fit and finish is perfect. Then, they will be bonded onto your teeth permanently, buffed, and polished to ensure that the final result is absolutely perfect.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers have a number of benefits as a cosmetic treatment. Here are just a few of them.
Veneers are completely indistinguishable from natural teeth, and they also feel completely natural when chewing, speaking, eating, and more.
A set of veneers can easily last 10 years, or even longer with proper care and attention. This means they are a great long-term investment.
Though care should be taken not to chew hard foods like almonds with the front teeth, and to avoid chewing non-food objects, veneers require no other special care precautions. Simply brush and floss normally, and don’t miss your 6-month teeth cleanings.
Interested In Veneers? Get Your Consultation Today!
Porcelain veneers are a great way to restore your smile. They’re affordable, non-invasive, and long-lasting. At Olentangy Modern Dental, Dr. Gavin is experienced working with porcelain veneers.
So if you have been thinking about cosmetic dentistry, come in for an appointment today. Dr. Gavin would be happy to help you explore all of your options, and create a custom treatment plan that’s perfect for your needs and your budget.
Contact us now at (740) 200-5100, or visit our office in-person at 7100 Graphics Way, #3800, Lewis Center, OH 43035 to get started. We hope to see you soon!