Lights! Camera! Action! A familiar phrase from old Hollywood shouted by the directors before filming a movie scene. I don’t believe it’s done that way anymore. But, there is something from the golden days of Hollywood still used to transform your smile. If you want to make cosmetic changes to your teeth, we can help you get ready for your closeup.
The first veneers were created in 1928 by Dr. Charles Pincus to improve a movie actor’s smile temporarily. Over the years, the process for making veneers has transformed to the porcelain veneers in use today. Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain pieces shaped to look like your natural teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Confidence Booster — When you feel good about the way your teeth look, you smile more and feel more self-confident.
Reduced Sensitivity — Because veneers cover the front surfaces of your teeth, they can act as a protective cover to help reduce sensitivity.
Difficult to Stain — Porcelain is nonporous, which makes it difficult to stain.
Minimally Invasive — We remove a small amount of tooth enamel to prepare for veneers.
Durable — Veneers generally last between 10 and 15 years with proper care.
Easy Maintenance — Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day, the same way you care for your natural teeth.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Cover?
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Abnormally shaped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Mildly crooked teeth
- Worn or chipped teeth
At your visit, you can expect us to get x-rays, examine your teeth, or possibly take impressions to make our assessment. We’ll learn what results you expect and then determine if veneers are right for you.
If you’re considering porcelain veneers, call our office to schedule a consultation. We’re ready to help transform your smile.