With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your smile goals. Whether you want to improve the uniformity of your smile or achieve a complete smile makeover, porcelain veneers are an excellent option to consider. At LIFESmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer porcelain veneers in addition to our extensive menu of cosmetic dentistry services. If you are interested in pursuing your dream smile via porcelain veneers, learn the answers to frequently asked questions about this treatment option below:
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are designed to replace the front-facing portion of your teeth. Patients can get one veneer or a mouth full of veneers depending on their needs and goals. While a few strategically placed porcelain veneers can help improve the overall uniformity of your smile, a full mouth of veneers can achieve a complete smile makeover. Porcelain veneers are shade-matched to your smile and will reflect light similar to your natural teeth. Once applied to your smile, a porcelain veneer will cosmetically replace your tooth while allowing you to maintain most of its natural structure and functionality.
Does the porcelain veneer procedure hurt?
Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive approach to achieving your dream smile. Because the restoration itself is so thin, your dentist will not need to remove very much enamel to make space for the veneer. Patients rarely experience any discomfort during the porcelain veneer procedure. However, sedation dentistry options are available for patients with dental anxiety.
What dental concerns can porcelain veneers address?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution for addressing cosmetic blemishes. Gaps, chips, misshapen teeth, and bleach-resistant discoloration can all be concealed using porcelain veneers. It’s important to note that cosmetic dentistry solutions of any kind can only be offered to patients who are in otherwise good dental health. Any other dental concerns that could be contributing to the development of your cosmetic concerns will need to be addressed first before cosmetic treatment is offered.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers is to schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our doctors. Dr. Garpetti finds extreme personal and professional satisfaction from improving his patients’ lives through the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Hyder emphasizes the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and its impact in the prevention of future dental concerns. Schedule an appointment with our amazing team of Boise, ID dentists today.