Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective treatment solutions for enhancing the appearance of your natural smile. Depending on your needs, your dentist can use them to address a single tooth or multiple teeth to achieve your ideal smile. At LIFESmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use state of the art technology to custom design porcelain veneers in Boise, ID. They will fit comfortably over the existing teeth and offer optimal results.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin translucent shells that are permanently bonded over the front and side of the teeth. They are created using a durable, natural-looking porcelain ceramic. A porcelain restoration reflects light like your natural teeth making it the ideal material for dental veneers.
To place a porcelain veneer, your dentist will need to remove a small amount of surface structure from tooth to prepare it for bonding. Once in place, your porcelain veneers will look, feel, and resemble your natural teeth.
Porcelain Veneers Can Address:
- Misshapen Teeth
- Chipped or Cracked Teeth
- Gaps Between The Teeth
- Discolored or Stained Teeth
- Misaligned or Crooked Teeth
Perfectly crafted porcelain veneers can noticeably transform a damaged smile. Dr. Dennis Garpetti and Dr. Brock Hyder are highly trained dentist in Boise, ID. As an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Garpetti offers patients specially crafted, natural looking cosmetic restorations. Our team of dentists takes the time plan, design, and place high-quality porcelain veneers in our Boise, ID dental office.
Porcelain Veneers in Boise, ID
During your consult, your dentist will examine your teeth and smile to see if dental veneers are the right treatment for you. It is important that you communicate your cosmetic goals and your budget. A treatment will be created for you. In most cases, the process will require at least two trips to our office.
During the first visit, your dentist will begin by preparing the teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This is a necessary step that will create enough room for the placement of the veneer.
Once they prepare the teeth, we will take molds and impressions of your teeth. These are used to create the dental veneers to ensure a precise fit over the teeth. We will place temporary teeth veneers to protect your teeth until your new restorations are ready.
When your custom porcelain veneers are ready, the dental lab will ship them to use. We will book your next appointment where we will place them. The first thing we will do is remove the temporary veneers. Then we will try on the new, custom teeth veneers to ensure they are the proper color and fit. Once you are happy with the final look, your dentist will carefully bond your porcelain veneers to the teeth.
Your dentist will polish them to reveal a natural shine. You will notice a dramatic change in your smile right after treatment. You will be able resume your normal activity after the appointment.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of a single tooth. However, we can also do a complete smile makeover with just dental veneers. Review our frequently asked questions section to learn more about how they can help you. Please reach out to our dental practice if you have more questions about teeth veneers.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
You will need to care for your porcelain veneers if you want them to last a long time. This involves keeping up with a regular oral hygiene routine. You should brush and floss in between your teeth every day and visit our dentist office every six months for a teeth cleaning, oral exam, and to check for any dental problems.
How long will my porcelain veneers last?
The better you care for them, the longer they will last. Proper oral hygiene is key as well. While porcelain is very tough, they are indestructible. You need to avoid chewing on hard objects and putting an excess amount of pressure on them. This will prevent them from breaking. Taking these precautions will keep them from wearing down and breaking and will assure that last for many years. With proper care, your dental veneers can last for up to 30 years.
What is the right number of dental veneers to get?
This depends on your cosmetic goals or restorative needs. However, most dentists will recommend placing them in even numbers to make your smile even. The teeth most seen when smiling are the most popular teeth have to veneers placed on them. This is at least the top four teeth. People with wider smiles will benefit from placing them on more than the top four teeth and even the bottom teeth as well. However, many patients simply need to repair one tooth that is stained, chipped, or cracked. In this case, it is perfectly acceptable to only place a single veneers. We can match the color of the veneer to the surrounding teeth.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent dental restoration. Anytime a dentist must alter the tooth to accommodate the restoration, it cannot be undone. The surface of a tooth will need to be shaved down to make room for the veneers. This means, you will have to upkeep them for the rest of your life. However, this is no different than any other dental restoration such as a dental crown.
Does the porcelain veneers process hurt?
To prepare your teeth, we will administer local anesthetic. So you will be numb and unable to feel pain during the procedure. However, after your appointment, you may be sore. Over the counter pain medication will help.
Schedule An Appointment
To explore your cosmetic dentistry solutions or determine if porcelain veneers are right for you, visit our Boise, ID dentist office. To schedule an appointment, call (208) 254-6365 or request an appointment online.