Overview of Porcelain Veneers
Most people have heard about porcelain dental veneers. If they haven’t heard about them, they have probably still seen them, even if they did not know. A lot of people who appear to have naturally beautiful teeth have actually had cosmetic dentistry with porcelain veneers.
So what are porcelain veneers, exactly? They are simply shells that are made out of dental porcelain that are fitted over unattractive or damaged teeth. Chips, gaps, and stains can all be corrected by means of porcelain veneers. Veneers mainly cover the outside, visible part of the tooth rather than covering the entire tooth as is necessary for dental crowns.
Because porcelain veneers are so thin, it takes precious little in the way of tooth preparation to install them. Dr. Laurie T. Hanschu has been fitting satisfied clients with porcelain veneers for over 20 years. Clients love them because they are conservative of natural tooth structure and look so natural.
Porcelain veneers can fix multitudes of dental issues, including dull or dingy teeth, gapping, and chipping. In fact, they can even change the overall length and shape of your teeth. Dr. Hanschu’s advanced training in cosmetic dentistry allows her to work with you to give you the smile makeover you’ve always wanted. Sometimes just one or two teeth need treatment. In other cases, 10 to 12 veneers are needed to give you a dazzling smile.
To get you ready for porcelain veneers, Dr. Hanschu simply shapes your tooth enamel so that the veneers will fit properly. Then, she takes impressions of your teeth. Those impressions are sent to a lab where your veneers are created by a master ceramist. The veneers are then cemented with special adhesives. You will have a beautiful new smile in just a few weeks.
Porcelain veneers are very easy to care for. All you really need to do is keep on brushing and flossing the way you always have. Veneers cannot decay, but you still have to be vigilant about your oral health because your natural teeth under the veneers are still susceptible to decay and gum disease. If you grind your teeth at night, a nightguard is recommended to protect your beautiful veneers.
To learn more about porcelain veneers, call Dr. Laurie T. Hanschu at 916-347-9764. If you would rather book a consultation online, you can do it just by filling out the form on our Contact Us page. We would welcome an opportunity to talk with you about porcelain veneers, or other cosmetic dentistry treatments that might benefit you. We are located at 6660 Coyle Avenue, #240, Carmichael, CA 95608.