What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are porcelain sheaths that we place on top of your natural teeth, making your smile more beautiful yet not changing the functionality. Their ultimate function is to make a variety of aesthetic enhancements to your smile.

For example, if you have cracks, chips, or gaps in your teeth, you could use veneers. Additionally, if your teeth show discoloration, veneers help to bring back a beautiful shine. Many of our patients also use veneers to elongate or straighten the appearance of their teeth.

The Porcelain Veneer Procedure

When you visit our office, we will gather some information about your oral history and your smile goals. With this information, we will determine if porcelain veneers can help you attain your dream smile. If porcelain veneers are right for you, then we will scan your smile using our advanced technology.

Next, we will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the teeth on which we are placing veneers. After this process, we will send you home with temporary veneers until we can place your permanent veneers.

Once we create your veneers, we will then bond them to your teeth. In some cases, gum recontouring is necessary to create the beautiful, elongated smile you want. In these circumstances, we will consult you ahead of time to tell you the best approach to getting the smile of your dreams.

A Candidate for Porcelain Veneers

If you dislike your smile for any aesthetic reason, you could benefit from porcelain veneers. Anyone who has cracks, chips, gaps, or discoloration could get a brand new smile with veneers. However, we won’t know what the best treatment is for you until you come in for a consultation with our team at Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers are the perfect solution to a variety of changes to your smile. If you dislike anything about the appearance of your teeth, you might enjoy the beautifying effects of dental veneers. For instance, porcelain veneers offer the following benefits.

  • Gain confidence with a beautiful new smile. Dental veneers can change the aesthetics of your teeth and gums. This means that you can have a whole new smile without making any functional changes to your natural teeth. With a new, perfect smile, you will also gain confidence by flashing your pearly white teeth.
  • Veneers are long-lasting—as long as you care for them. Since veneers bond to your teeth, you must brush and floss as you would with your natural teeth. Additionally, continue visiting your dentist every six months for routine dental cleanings to ensure a healthy smile.
  • You will have minimally invasive, fast results. When you get veneers, you only have to visit your dentist twice. During your first visit, we will prepare your teeth and send you home with temporary veneers. Then, on your next visit, we will place your permanent veneers and send you on your way with a brand new smile.
  • You’ll gain a healthier smile. Gaps and crooked teeth can actually harm your smile because bacteria can grow in those hard-to-reach spots. When you get dental veneers, we’ll fill those cracks and gaps so they’re easier to clean and maintain.

Due to these benefits, our patients love their new dental veneers. If you could benefit from dental veneers, reach out to Dr. Crosby to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.

Your Dentist for Porcelain Veneers in Anchorage

If you get jealous of the beautiful celebrity smiles you see on TV, you now know their dental secrets. Porcelain veneers are your solution to the smile of your dreams. To get a beautiful, perfect smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Crosby General & Cosmetic Dentistry by calling us at (907) 917-3871.