Gallagher Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers porcelain veneers to improve your smile. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are adhered to the surfaces of the teeth. Teeth may be misshapen naturally or may be cracked or chipped as the result of an accident. Many lifestyle habits, including smoking and drinking wine or coffee, discolor the teeth. Aging and some medications cause the teeth to become stained. Porcelain veneers improve the shape and color of the teeth. Gallagher Cosmetic and Family Dentistry recommends porcelain veneers to improve teeth that are too small or large, have uneven surfaces, or have holes in the surfaces.
Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers
What happens during the procedure for porcelain veneers at Gallagher Cosmetic and Family Dentistry?
The dentist uses a special tool to remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth. Removing the enamel ensures that the porcelain veneer surface is level with the other teeth. In some cases, porcelain veneers are attached to the teeth with temporary cement before being permanently adhered to the teeth. This allows the patient and dentist to evaluate the shape, position, and color of the veneers and make any necessary changes. The permanent porcelain veneers are adhered to the teeth, and a chemical is applied to strengthen the bond between the porcelain veneer and the tooth. The dentist may use a special light to harden the cement.
When can normal activities resume after the procedure for porcelain veneers?
Patients may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure for porcelain veneers. In some cases, the teeth become sensitive to hot and cold after the procedure for porcelain veneers. The dentist may recommend toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
Is there any pain associated with the procedure for porcelain veneers?
The patient generally experiences no discomfort while the tooth is prepared and Porcelain Veneer is bonded to the tooth. Typically, patients do not experience pain after the procedure for porcelain veneers.