Westfield area dentist describes the advantages of porcelain veneers
At the practice of Dr. Thomas C. Streko, patients have a variety of options available for enhancing their smiles. Our team of professionals work closely with individuals in the Westfield area to improve their teeth, gums, and overall oral health. Using some of the most popular services, we can help patients get the smiles they’ve always wanted.
Cosmetic dentistry is commonly requested by both men and women who want to address imperfections with their smiles. The option often suggested to individuals is porcelain veneers. These restorations are traditionally used to cover problems with natural teeth including gaps between them, fractures, and permanent staining. They can also be bonded over the front of teeth that are misaligned or crooked for immediate improvement. This is what makes them a solution desired by many of our patients.
Porcelain veneers do require that patients have their natural teeth prepared with the removal of a thin layer of enamel. This is done on the front of the teeth to avoid adding extra bulk with the placement of the porcelain veneers. The enamel is filed down before impressions are made, which are used to fabricate the new restorations. This is done by a dental laboratory over the course of a week or a two. Patients have temporary veneers bonded onto the teeth until their final ones are received from the lab. They schedule a second appointment for their new restorations to be bonded in place.
Porcelain veneers are incredibly beneficial because they last a long time. Most patients will enjoy their veneers for a decade or longer. However, the longevity of the restorations will depend on how well patients take care of them. By making regular appointments twice a year for an examination and cleaning, as well as good home care, patients can extend the lifespan of their veneers dramatically. Maintaining restorations starts at home and continues in the dental office with monitoring.
If you feel like veneers could help in enhancing the appearance of your smile, now is a great time to work with the team at the practice of Dr. Thomas C. Streko to discuss this and many other solutions.