Porcelain veneers are very thin porcelain facings that are bonded onto the front side of your teeth to change shape, color, size, and spacing of your teeth. They are made of porcelain and are extremely durable, stain resistant, natural-looking, and easy to maintain. Veneers are custom-fitted to your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel and bonding the veneer to your teeth. You can expect veneers to stay bright and strong for many years by performing good oral hygiene. They have a lifelike appearance with the strength, beauty, and durability that only porcelain restorations offer. In addition, they will not discolor or wear like natural tooth enamel. Meticulous records, measurements, and photographs are used to evaluate your smile needs and determine what it will take to produce a perfect smile for you. Veneers can be one of the most conservative treatment options to give you the smile you deserve.

What smile problems can Porcelain Veneers help?

  • Spaces between your teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained or washed-out fillings
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth
  • Dark, yellow, or stained teeth
Our doctors are focused on details. What makes our practice so great is we only accept perfection. This level of attention to detail is important when working on something as important as your smile. Given the opportunity, our doctors will take pictures of your teeth and complete a comprehensive examination including xrays in order to ensure a healthy result that will last. After acquiring the needed information, our doctors will discuss with you the way to reach the ideal result. A patient interview describing tooth shape, tooth size, tooth position, tooth color, lip support, and profile considerations is important to get the best result possible. Our doctors are skilled in communicating this information to the lab. Once the interview process is complete, we can design a smile that fits your needs. 

Once the necessary information is acquired, our doctors can request a mock up of the final prosthesis. This will allow you to see the shape and size and communicate any changes needed. Before the final veneer is made you will have a chance to approve the mock up. In fact, during the temporary phase, you will get to test drive your new teeth. This is an important step in the process in that it allows our doctors to give you a comfortable and long lasting solution. Our patients often have that wow moment on the day the temporaries are fabricated. While the temporaries are often stunning, the final prosthesis is much more durable, more stable, and typically much more stunning and beautiful.

Wearing a protective night guard or using appropriate toothpastes has important implications for how long your veneers can last. 
Our doctors are focused on your health and after a big life change like veneers, our doctors will instruct you on how to care for your teeth. By looking at the entire process start to finish and beyond, we can create a smile that will last a lifetime.

Our doctors have experience in correcting many cosmetic issues with porcelain veneers. Whether you are looking for a natural appearance or looking for a Hollywood white result, our doctors know what it takes to give you the look you desire. Porcelain veneers are a great example of where the art and science of dentistry blend. Matching the color needs of the of our patients can be challenging, but with patience and focus, our doctors have solved many complex situations. Also, molding, carving, and sculpting your teeth to the proper contours requires the artist’s touch. The art of making something look natural and esthetic is one of the most fulfilling areas of a dentist’s day. Our doctors love giving you something to smile about. However, the science behind bonding the porcelain veneer to your existing tooth structure, designing the proper thickness of the veneer to mask any cosmetic concerns, managing the complexities of the dental bite or occlusion require the proper training and science background. Furthermore, the understanding of lighting, tooth shade and biomaterials of porcelain require an advanced training. Our doctors at Southern Smiles are experts in this area and know what it takes to give you the result you are looking for. We believe we can give you the right balance between art and science and meet your needs.
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