A porcelain veneer is a very thin layer of ceramic, which is bonded over the front of a tooth to hide visible cosmetic defects. Porcelain veneers can be beneficial for people who have experienced an accident, which has chipped, cracked, or otherwise negatively affected their teeth. Speak with your Buffalo Dental Group team to learn if porcelain veneers are right for you. We'll want to thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to check for anything that may be of concern before we proceed with the placement of porcelain veneers. After this initial exam, we should be able to begin the procedure.
A Buffalo Dental Group dentist will work with you to plan your porcelain veneers treatment. We'll be sure to take notes on the size and shape of your other teeth because we want the porcelain veneers to blend seamlessly into your smile. These notes will be sent to a licensed ceramist who will then craft your porcelain veneers. Once we receive the porcelain veneers, you'll return to have them placed! The Buffalo Dental Group uses a strong dental composite to effectively attach porcelain. This cosmetic service is permanent, so you should be able to eat, drink, and even chew gum like normal. Porcelain veneers won't darken over time like natural teeth will because they're made to resist stains. In fact, you may want to receive teeth whitening from our office prior to scheduling your porcelain veneers appointment. This way, they'll be sure to match your optimum whitening level.
Porcelain veneers are created to fit in perfectly with your smile; they even reflect light just like actual teeth. It will be hard to tell that you have porcelain veneers at all!