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Brighten your smile with porcelain veneers! Porter Dental Center is the veneers expert in Lockport.
Porcelain veneers are a great solution for people who want to improve their smile. By hiding damaged or worn tooth enamel, porcelain veneers give you a beautiful, clean appearance and can even help to straighten crooked teeth. When applied properly by the professionals at Porter Dental Center, porcelain veneers can help keep you smiling brightly for 10-15 years.
Porcelain veneers are a popular choice because of the amazing “before and after” results they deliver.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-crafted shells that are placed onto the fronts of your teeth to replicate a fresh, new layer of enamel. Once bonded, they look natural, are almost impossible to detect, and are resistant to common stains like coffee, tea, and even cigarettes.
How we apply porcelain veneers
CONSULTATION: The first step for every patient is a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. We’ll look at your smile, talk with you about your desired results, show you your options, and walk you through the application process. Here are some of the issues porcelain veneers can correct:
- Discolored teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps in teeth
Choosing between porcelain veneers and composite veneers: Some patients prefer composite veneers, which is a shaded resin applied to teeth that is then shaped, sculpted, and polished for a natural appearance. While composite veneers are more convenient to apply and cost less, porcelain veneers are more durable and may last almost twice as long.
FABRICATION: After choosing porcelain veneers, we’ll take a mold of your teeth and send it to a lab to fabricate a customized set of veneers for you. This process takes a week or two.
BONDING: To apply the veneers to your teeth, we place them with water or glycerin. We do final adjustments for color and fit, and adhere your veneers to your teeth with a special cement.
CARE: Your teeth may feel a bit sensitive for a few weeks after application, but otherwise they are easy to care for—just floss and brush them daily with a nonabrasive toothpaste! They will be inspected as part of your regular checkups to ensure your bright smile stays with you for years.
There are many ways to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of, and at Porter Dental Center, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry options, such as porcelain veneers!
If you have questions about porcelain veneers like, “How can they improve my smile?” or, “How much do they cost?”, we can give you the answers you need and help you make the right choice that fits your budget during an initial consultation—just call 815-552-2360 today!