Porcelain Veneers | Maine Dentistry | Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic porcelain veneers can create dramatic dental changes relatively quickly. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are used to help refabricate the natural look of your teeth and also provide resilience and strength comparable to your tooth’s natural enamel. They are made to fit the shape of your tooth and bonded to the enamel to mimic your tooth’s organic appearance. Typically, they are a great option if your teeth are discolored, chipped or broken, worn down, misaligned, or have gaps between them. Veneers are a less intrusive option compared to crowns or braces and can close smalls gaps between teeth or help fix slight misalignments. Porcelain is also highly resistant to staining. With proper brushing habits, porcelain veneers will retain their whiteness and, compared to other forms of cosmetic dentistry, will be relatively unaffected by coffee, wine, and even cigarettes. Porcelain veneers are among the most natural-looking, aesthetically-pleasing restorations available.

Putting in porcelain veneers requires more than one trip to our office. We typically ask that you come in for a consultation appointment, a preparation appointment, and a bonding appointment. Before or after we determine dental veneers as right for you, we will speak with you about some limitations of the option and how the procedure will carry out. Note that veneers are not a good option for individuals with unhealthy teeth, such as those who have decay or present gum disease, or those who have insufficient amounts of enamel.

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