Give Yourself the Gift of a Perfect Smile
Most of us aren’t born with perfect teeth, but even if we were, keeping our teeth pristine is nearly impossible if we want to enjoy life to the fullest! Sports and active lifestyles can cause our teeth to become chipped or cracked. In addition, some foods and beverages–like wine, tea, or coffee–can stain your teeth.
Here at Vibrant Dental in Henderson, our dedicated dental team offers many options to help each patient achieve their ideal smile, such as porcelain veneers.
What Exactly are Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a very effective, fast, and inexpensive cosmetic dental treatment that takes less preparation and can be completed with fewer office visits. A veneer is a strong, thin sheet that covers the front surface of your tooth. It can match your own teeth color or be made whiter to brighten your smile.
Porcelain veneers are a great way to have a more even smile that will last over 15 years. They have been used by millions of happy patients to get a gorgeous smile quickly and easily. Veneers are an excellent investment in your cosmetic dental care that will help you feel more confident with your smile.
Find for yourself how a porcelain veneer is a great option for your cosmetic dental care compared. Call us today and let’s get started on your new smile!
Porcelain Veneers Brighten Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are commonly used to easily and permanently repair many kinds of tooth problems.
- Teeth that are broken or chipped.
- Teeth that are discolored or have uneven coloring.
- Gaps or uneven spaces between your teeth.
- Teeth that are pointed or unusually shaped.
- Teeth that are smaller than average.
Cosmetic dental veneers can be made of porcelain or resin-based composite material. Using porcelain veneers over other materials gives you many advantages.
- More natural-looking teeth: Veneers look just like your natural teeth only brighter and whiter!
- A more uniform smile: Teeth don’t match? No problem! Veneers can fix you right up and have your teeth standing at attention like soldiers.
- Longer-lasting treatment: Other veneer materials like resin have a higher chance of breaking before 7 years.
- Less obvious tooth stains: Cover up brown, yellow, or black tooth stains that cause you any embarrassment.
- Stronger teeth: Veneers can provide some level of sturdy protection from plaque and damage.
Porcelain veneers may require a bit more preparation than resin-based composites and may need another office visit or too, but the results in your smile and self-esteem are worth every penny!
Vibrant Dental Gives You VIP Treatment
You can always expect to be treated like a VIP whenever you visit our office. Our cosmetic dental specialists have many years of experience and know exactly how to help you restore a bright, beautiful smile.
Give us a call and experience for yourself how much we care for our patients. Your smile and oral health are important to your confidence and well-being. Vibrant Dental will do whatever it takes to give you a comfortable and professional experience with results you will be proud to show off.
Why Choose a Porcelain Veneer?
Porcelain is not only a stronger, more durable, and longer-lasting material used to make your cosmetic veneer, but its color, texture, and radiance have many advantages over other materials.
Porcelain Veneers Look More Like Your Own Teeth
A porcelain veneer will always look more like your own natural teeth. The material captures and reacts to light with a translucence, brightness, and built-in luster that matches your other teeth to give you a brilliant natural smile.
Our cosmetic dental experts will help you find the perfect color, shade, or tint to match and enhance your other teeth to give you a natural-looking smile.
Porcelain Is Easy on Your Gums
your cosmetic dental treatments must do more for you than make you look terrific. Our cosmetic treatments, including veneers, are completely compatible with your other teeth, gums, tongue, and all the soft tissues in your mouth. Your porcelain veneer should be comfortable, allow you to easily chew your food without any extra effort or pain, and not cause any problems with your speech.
Porcelain is one of the best materials available for veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments. Its composition and surface texture is well-tolerated and easy on your gums and other soft mouth tissue. The hard, smooth surface of porcelain feels more like your own teeth than other alternative materials.
Porcelain Veneers Are Stain-Resistant
Your veneers will be made of stain-resistant porcelain. Porcelain is very durable and color-fast and is not stained by most food or drinks. Porcelain also keeps its color and brilliance better than other materials and most closely matches the look and feel of your other natural teeth.
While porcelain veneers are a great choice to improve your smile, the material can become discolored by a few strong drinks like coffee, wine, or tea. These and other drinks have powerful chemicals that can discolor your natural teeth. Our dentist will explain a few precautions you should take to keep both your porcelain veneers and your natural teeth brilliant and healthy.
Veneers Can Make Dark Teeth Look Whiter
One benefit of porcelain veneers is that they can make any tooth they are applied to look whiter. While less than a millimeter thick, they hold their color and natural look when applied over even the darkest teeth. Our team at Vibrant Dental will give you a brilliant and dazzling smile.
Just as porcelain is very stain-resistant, the material is not affected by traditional teeth whitening products. If you choose to whiten the rest of your natural teeth, you will need to go through the whitening process before any porcelain veneers are applied. Our cosmetic dental team will help you choose the best color for a uniform white look for all your teeth.
Veneers Don’t Require as Much Enamel Removal as Crowns
While we will have to remove some tooth enamel to prepare for your veneers, we won’t have to do as much as we would if we were applying crowns instead.
Crowns have a similar but more comprehensive function to veneers. They require the tooth to be shaved into a small stunted shape so the crown fits snuggly over it. With porcelain veneers, you will be able to keep more of your original tooth enamel than with crowns.
Why Would I Need a Crown?
Crowns are used in extreme cases of tooth decay as well as with dental implants. They are meant to replace the entire tooth, while a veneer only replaces the front surface. If you want to learn more about dental crowns, see our dental crown page.
The Vibrant Dental Veneer Transformation
Want to see what these incredible dental devices can do? Check out these fantastic smiles from our previous veneer patients!
8 Veneers on Top
Six Veneers Replacing Old Bonding
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Diagnosing and Planning Your Treatment
A porcelain veneer is one of the best choices to repair and restore many tooth problems.
- Chipped or cracked teeth.
- Teeth with gaps between them.
- Slightly misaligned or misshaped teeth.
- Discolored teeth.
Find out if a porcelain veneer is right for you. When you stop by our office in Henderson, our cosmetic dental specialists will thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth to discuss your options. We will make sure your teeth have enough healthy enamel for the best results.
We will take a set of x-rays to determine the condition of your teeth, oral health, and how to proceed with your smile. Then a set of impressions will be made of your teeth so our technicians can design and create the best-fitting veneer for your mouth.
Preparing Your Teeth
Once the proper course of action has been decided, our dentist will prepare your tooth for the veneer. This is done by reshaping the tooth and removing enamel in the exact thickness of the porcelain veneer that will be adhered in front. The front surface of the tooth is lightly etched and textured so the veneer will permanently bond to it with an adhesive.
Impressions of your mouth and teeth will be sent to a dental laboratory. Your new porcelain veneers will be crafted from impressions so that it fits your tooth exactly. While you wait, temporary cosmetic veneers can be placed on the front of your teeth.
Bonding the Porcelain Veneer
When your new porcelain veneer is ready, our dentist will remove the temporary veneer. They will carefully make sure that your new veneer perfectly fits and matches your other natural teeth in color, size, and shape. Color adjustments to the veneer can be made by changing the color of the cement used to adhere it to the tooth.
Once all the adjustments have been made and you and your dentist are completely comfortable with the porcelain veneer, it will be permanently cemented to your tooth.
Caring for Your New Porcelain Veneers
Your new porcelain veneer will be strong, comfortable, and will reflect light just like your natural teeth. Once it is installed, our dentist can make any slight final adjustments to your bite. A follow-up appointment will make sure your new veneer fits and looks just like you want and our dentist will check your gum line.
To keep both your veneer and your natural teeth healthy, you should follow your normal schedule of flossing and brushing. Just as your natural teeth can become discolored by strong drinks like coffee or wine, your porcelain veneer can also become slightly discolored and care should be taken to keep it clean and white for a brilliant smile you will be proud of for years.
Common Questions About Dental Veneers
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Veneers?
For best results with a porcelain veneer, a person should have strong tooth enamel and good oral and physical health. Any previous illnesses or diseases that could affect the health of your teeth and mouth should be taken care of before the veneer is attached.
Our dental professionals at Vibrant Dental will examine and discuss your readiness for veneer treatment. A treatment plan will then be created and followed for your unique situation.
Are There Any Disadvantages to Porcelain Veneers?
As effective as a porcelain veneer can be, it may not always be the ideal choice for everyone. The preparation and installation of a veneer is a permanent procedure that might not work for everyone. A tooth needs to have enough healthy enamel on the front, top, and sides for the veneer to attach to, so patients to whom that doesn’t apply won’t be eligible for veneers.
Our experienced team will help you decide if a veneer is the best cosmetic dental solution for you.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Porcelain is a very durable material that will be permanently attached to your tooth. With good oral health care, you can expect it to last from 7-15 years. While a porcelain veneer is a permanent cosmetic dental treatment, it may eventually need to be replaced depending on a variety of factors. Our dentist will thoroughly discuss these options with you.
The most effective way to keep your veneer healthy and safe is to avoid grinding your teeth and always follow a good oral hygiene schedule with flossing, brushing, and regular dental exams.
Do Veneers Require Special Care?
A veneer does not need any special care above what you would normally do for your own teeth. Designing, making, and attaching porcelain veneers has been perfected over many years. They are worn by millions of very happy users and last a long time.
As strong as a veneer is, you should still treat them gently, just like your own teeth. Avoid opening objects or applying too much force on them. Our dentist may recommend avoiding certain hard or sticky foods. If you are prone to grinding your teeth at night, you may be given a protective appliance to wear when you go to bed.
How Much Will My Veneers Cost?
Porcelain veneers are a very reasonable and cost-effective cosmetic dental treatment to repair damaged or discolored teeth. Costs will vary depending on the condition of your tooth’s enamel and how much preparation is needed. Our team at Vibrant Dental has many payment options and plans and is happy to work with you so you can invest in your new smile.
Ready To Schedule?
We want to be your partner in getting you the confidence that a great smile can bring to your life. Vibrant Dental is ready to help our patients achieve beautiful smiles with porcelain veneers. Call us today and we can get started on getting you new porcelain veneers that will last for many years!