Do you want bright and even teeth? Try porcelain veneers, a permanent cosmetic dental solution. Dr. Elizabeth Duling provides porcelain veneers to her patients in Owens Cross Roads, AL. Dental veneers are used to cover deep tooth stains, chips, or cracks in the tooth enamel or short and uneven teeth.
Crafted from thin porcelain ceramic shells, veneers provide balance and brightness to the teeth. Veneers also look and feel like natural teeth and can be color-matched to teeth if only several teeth are receiving treatment. Compared to dental bonding, veneers are a longer-lasting solution that resists staining and decay.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers
Before treatment, Dr. Duling evaluates the teeth and gums. She will determine if you require restorative or general treatment before veneers. Patients with healthy teeth and gums are the best candidates for cosmetic dentistry.
To begin treatment, Dr. Duling prepares the teeth that are going to be receiving the veneers. This is done to ensure that the veneers adhere precisely to the teeth. She will send dental impressions of the teeth to a dental laboratory where the veneers are fabricated. When complete, Dr. Duling will check the color and fit of the veneers. After making final adjustments, she bonds the veneers to the teeth using light and special bonding materials.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Before you leave her office, Dr. Duling will review care instructions for the veneers. She recommends that patients use soft-bristled toothbrushes and floss gently between the teeth. Scheduling routine dental cleanings and examinations also ensures that veneers look and feel great for years to come.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Some patients may have several questions about dental veneers. Some common questions include:
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
- Last longer than dental bonding
- Improve the aesthetics of the smile
- Fight tooth enamel loss
- Whiten yellowed or stained teeth
- Offer minimally invasive treatment
- Are easy to maintain
- Provide durability
- Prevent discolored teeth
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of your porcelain veneers depends on the material, size, location, and specific goals for treatment. During your initial consultation with Dr. Duling, she will examine your teeth and provide information about the cost of your specific treatment.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are a permanent solution. However, they may require repairs or maintenance over time. Routine professional dental care and at-home maintenance lengthen the life of your veneers.
Do porcelain veneers damage teeth?
No, dental veneers are actually used to add structure and shape to the tooth enamel. If patients have severely worn teeth and want veneers, we can actually add biocompatible material to teeth so that they can be easily covered by veneers. We prepare the tooth enamel to begin treatment with veneers, but this does not damage the teeth.
Receive Dental Veneers Today
Do you want to improve the look of your teeth permanently? Try porcelain veneers for a natural look. Call Dr. Duling at 256.202.4186 for comprehensive treatment. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Duling on our website.