Of all the methods available today for changing and improving the look of your smile, porcelain veneers are among the most popular and successful with our patients. One veneer can be used to restore a damaged tooth, or several veneers placed in the smile zone can enhance your entire image.
The transformations that we can achieve with porcelain veneers can be miraculous. Now anyone can have the smile they’ve always wanted. To talk to us about your smile goals, please call (702) 873-0324 or email Dr. James B. Polley in Las Vegas for an appointment.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramic that are used to replace the visible surface of your tooth and sometimes extend the length of a tooth. They can be used to correct almost any complaint you may have about your smile, including:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Short of misshapen teeth
They can be used to treat just one tooth or to reshape your entire smile.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are among the best cosmetic dentistry treatments because they are attractive and durable as well as versatile. Porcelain veneers can use a ceramic that has the same translucency and luster as your natural teeth. They are very stain resistant, and if cared for properly they will not discolor, even if you drink dark-colored beverages or smoke. And when properly cared for, they can last ten years or more. In fact, studies show that 90-95% of porcelain veneers are intact and in place after ten years, and nearly 85% are in place after 20 years.
Designing Your New Smile
If you want a smile that is natural-looking as well as attractive, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Polley personally designs your smile according to your desires and the unique features of your face, lips, and bite. To be successful, a smile must be beautiful and functional. The process then involves removing a small amount of tooth structure to make room for the veneers. Provisional veneer restorations are created on your teeth to test the design. Our Master Dental Lab will then follow the design to fabricate the veneers. After placement, the veneers look like natural teeth.