The Hollywood smiles you see on TV take more than brushing and flossing alone. At Summerhills Dental in Las Vegas, Nevada, restorative dentist Cynthia Allen, DDS, and the highly skilled team can help you create the smile you’ve always wanted with porcelain veneers. These cosmetic treatments require only one or two visits to place and can improve your smile instantly. To learn more about veneers, call Summerhills Dental or schedule an appointment online today.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells made of porcelain. These cosmetic coverings bond to the surface of your teeth to change their shape, color, size, or length. Veneers can promote whiter, straighter teeth without orthodontics or extensive surgery. Porcelain is also stain-resistant, so you never have to whiten your teeth with veneers.
Porcelain veneers hide imperfections in your smile. They can improve nearly any cosmetic concern, including:
Veneers can also treat minor alignment issues. While they don’t correct your actual tooth alignment, veneers allow your teeth to appear straighter and more uniform.
Summerhills Dental offers one-day options, but most veneers take two visits to place.
Your dentist first examines your teeth and performs digital X-rays to ensure you’re a good candidate for veneers. Next, they perform a comprehensive dental cleaning.
Preparing your teeth for veneers means removing a small portion of the enamel. This step ensures the veneer blends in with the rest of your teeth. Without enamel removal, the veneer can appear bulky and unnatural.
After preparing your teeth, your dentist takes impressions to create your custom-made veneers. You can discuss your aesthetic goals with your dentist beforehand to ensure that your expectations align with the results.
Unless you choose single-visit veneers, you’ll need to return the office for a second visit. Summerhills Dental sends your impressions to an outside lab, which takes about two to three weeks to create your veneers. Before you leave, your dentist fits you for temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
Your dentist replaces your temporary coverings with permanent porcelain veneers at your final visit. After making any necessary adjustments, they cement the veneers in place.
Veneers can last for several years, but most need replacement after 10-12 years*. You can extend the lifespan of your veneers by practicing good lifestyle and dental hygiene habits. To protect your veneers from damage:
To learn more about dental veneers, call Summerhills Dental or schedule an appointment online today.