Fix imperfections of the smile with dental veneers
Enhancing the smile is easy with a wide range of cosmetic services available at Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Mark A. Miller understands the importance of a beautiful smile and can help patients address imperfections that might otherwise be detracting from one’s appearance. One solution is natural-looking porcelain veneers, sometimes called dental veneers or dental laminates. Patients can place these restorations over a tooth to cover issues impacting their appearance and self-confidence.
What is a porcelain veneer?
A porcelain veneer is used to adhere to the natural tooth to hide imperfections. Veneers can be used for teeth with gaps between them, fixing crooked teeth, or addressing permanent staining and discoloration that cannot be improved with professional teeth whitening. During a consultation visit with Dr. Mark Miller, patients can discuss the imperfections in their smiles that make them feel self-conscious and talk about the options available for improvement.
How are porcelain veneers placed?
The process for placing porcelain veneers is simple. First, patients have a consultation appointment with the dentist to decide if this is the best solution for their needs. Then, preparations begin. That includes filing down the natural tooth structure to make room for the veneer. Impressions are made, which are essentially molds that look like the tooth and create a replica of the outer structure. These molds are sent to a dental laboratory along with instructions regarding the veneer’s final size, shape, and color. Within a few weeks, the final veneer is complete and sent back to Snow Park Dental, and patients return to have their new restoration bonded in place over the natural tooth. The entire process can take several weeks but results in a natural-looking restoration that can effectively disguise imperfections with proper care and maintenance for a decade or longer.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
The best way to determine if an individual is a proper candidate for porcelain veneers is by scheduling a consultation with our team of professionals at Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, NM. Call (505) 596-4479 to request an appointment with our dentist and find out more about your options for improving your smile!
Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.