Are you looking to get that “perfect” Hollywood smile? Like many of our patients, you might have experienced decay, badly worn, staining, and shifting of your teeth. Can porcelain veneers fix these type of dental problem? Are they right for you? Let’s first discuss what Porcelain Veneers are.
What are Porcelain Veneer and what do they treat?
Porcelain Veneers are thin, translucent, porcelain shells that adhered to your teeth to mask imperfections and transform your smile. Over the past 30 years, advancements in dental technology and improvements in dental materials have made veneers more aesthetic and the process more convenient than ever before. Patients who consider porcelain veneers are typically looking to address multiple structural or cosmetic issues with the teeth such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignments
Common Questions about Porcelain Veneers:
- Are Porcelain Veneer a painful treatment?
The dental treatment of prepping a Porcelain Veneer and bonding a Porcelain Veneer are usually less invasive than a filling or a crown. Only local anesthetic is required.
- How many teeth are Porcelain Veneers usually put on?
Veneers are most often placed where they are most visible: on the six front teeth. However, they can also be used on lower teeth and premolars. It depends on how wide your smile line is.
- How much of my teeth will be reduced by getting Porcelain Veneer?
While some reshaping is usually needed before placing veneers, most of it is minimal. Dr. Tam will always try and conserve as much tooth structure as possible.
- Can I get my Porcelain Veneers in one visit?
Getting Porcelain Veneers is a multistep process to make sure you get the exact smile of your dreams. Usually 2 or more appointments are required.
Are Porcelain Veneers right for you?
Dr. Tam will give you a comprehensive consultation to determine your candidacy for veneers and also discuss other possible treatment options. Suitable candidates should have good periodontal and overall oral health. Dr. Tam and his team is dedicated to delivering the best veneers in Portland, Oregon. Give us a call at 503-252-3666.