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Porcelain Veneers Rogers, AR

Porcelain VeneersAn Overview

Porcelain veneers are the cosmetic dentistry solution for repairing and enhancing your smile. Dental veneers are high-quality, permanent dental restoration designed to repair minor cosmetic blemishes. Dental veneers look and function like natural teeth and require no additional maintenance. They are made of durable material that can last for up to 15 years with great oral health care.

A porcelain veneer is a ceramic shell made from a tooth-like material that attaches to the front and sides of a prepared tooth. The shell is ultra-thin, custom colored, and shaped to blend seamlessly with adjacent teeth for a natural result. The veneer is bonded permanently to the existing tooth.

Porcelain veneers can be used to restore a single tooth or on multiple teeth for a total smile makeover. They are made from a highly durable and light reflective material. They are highly stain-resistant, offering years of bright white smiles. Dental veneers are able to achieve beautiful cosmetic results and protect the tooth structure from further damage or decay.

porcelain veneers in Rogers, ArkansasVeneers are commonly used to:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Repair a chip or cracked tooth
  • Straighten a crooked tooth
  • Reshape a misshapen tooth
  • Whiten a discolored tooth resistant to whitening gels

Dr. Heather Adams is a Rogers, Arkansas area cosmetic dentist with a natural eye for facial aesthetics, and years of experience and advanced training under her belt. Dr. Adams uses porcelain veneers to create seamless, gorgeous smiles that last.

As an alternative, some dentists offer composite, “no-prep” veneers. These are removable veneers that are attached directly to the affected tooth. This type of veneer, while also popular, is appropriate only in certain cases where teeth are generally in good shape. Although, they aren’t as durable and permanent as dental veneers made of porcelain material.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

Dental veneers are ultra-thin shell that is permanently bonded to the damaged tooth. Dr. Adams prepares the teeth that will receive a dental veneer by removing a minimal amount of tooth structure.

Once the teeth are prepared, dental molds are taken off the teeth and used to create a precise dental veneer. Patients may receive temporary veneers to wear while their final restoration is being fabricated.

When the final dental veneers are ready, Dr. Adams will place them temporarily on the teeth and work with the patient to make any necessary adjustments for comfort. Patients will approve the shape, color, and size of the veneer prior to the final fit.

Once approved, Dr. Adams uses a special bonding agent to permanently attach the veneer to the tooth.

After the final fit, patients are able to eat, speak and take care of their smile as they would normally, brushing and flossing daily to keep the teeth surfaces clean.

Routine dental care provides the opportunity for Dr. Adams to monitor the condition of the veneers and make any needed repairs to maintain your new smile for as long as possible. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for many years.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What are the disadvantages of porcelain veneers?

They are irreversible. Once you commit to getting them, you will have to maintain them for life or replace them. They are also susceptible to damage. If a veneer becomes chipped, broken, or cracked, it will need to be replaced. Even though porcelain veneers provide a protective barrier for your teeth, they will not prevent tooth decay. To protect your teeth and help your veneers last a long time, you must be committed to a strict, daily oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist twice a year for a regular checkup.

Can I whiten my teeth after I get porcelain veneers?

We strongly advise against it since veneers cannot be whitened. If you have your teeth whitened after having veneers placed, they will no longer match the color of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are designed to blend in naturally with your surrounding teeth and will be fabricated to color-match your natural teeth. If you are interested in teeth whitening, it should be completed before having your veneers placed.

How to do I care of my veneers?

To care for your porcelain veneers, all you need to do is continue your normal oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily as well. You also should visit your Rogers, AR dentist at least twice a year for a routine cleaning and oral exam. We also suggest that you avoid chewing on hard items that could potentially chip or crack your veneers such as pen caps, fingernails, and ice. With proper care, your porcelain veneers should last up to 10-20 years.