A dental porcelain veneer is a thin layer of a translucent ceramic material placed over the surface of a tooth to improve the appearance of the tooth, or to repair a damaged surface. With porcelain veneers, Dr. Gioffre can restore your smile and provide you with a beautiful smile that can not be obtained with any other method.
Porcelain veneers for a natural looking smile
Porcelain veneers are the most attractive and natural looking material for creating a more beautiful smile. They require a minimal amount of tooth reduction (approximately 0.5 mm – 1 mm) and are, therefore, a more conservative restoration than a crown. Veneers allow us to alter tooth position, shape, size and color. They are not the only alternative for esthetic abnormalities, but are truly a remarkable restoration.
Porcelain veneers are the best choice
- When your teeth need improvement in alignment (straightening) especially if there are issues of color (not bright or white enough).
- If your teeth are not heavily filled, especially if the existing fillings are small and most of the tooth’s enamel is still present.
- When you feel orthodontic correction of tooth alignment does not fit your life style.
Deciding how your teeth with new veneers should look
At First State Dental each patient is unique as are their personal goals for an attractive healthy smile and dental needs. We recommend the least complicated solution to help patients reach their personal smile goals which they express at their initial consultation.
We work with each patient to understand what they do not like about their smile. Do they wish their teeth were longer, shorter, or are the teeth already the length they like but the individual tooth sizes don’t have balance or there are unsightly spaces between teeth? Is the smile broad enough to fill the space between the lip corners and the fronts of the back teeth? These are just a few reasons why someone may choose porcelain veneers to enhance the attractiveness of their smile.
If there is any question as to whether porcelain veneers can solve the problem smile, we can create a model mock up or temporarily bond tooth colored resin to your teeth to insure we understand your esthetic desires before proceeding with treatment.
Porcelain veneer cost
The cost of porcelain veneers is very patient specific. The ceramic veneer is only part of the expense. The number of teeth and any required supporting dental work need to be considered. Dr. Gioffre will provide you with a cost estimate after examining your teeth.