For patients who want to enhance the color, shape, or overall appearance of their teeth, porcelain veneers may be the right solution for you.
Porcelain veneers can offer a natural looking cosmetic dental solution. Veneers are thin porcelain ceramic shells that are bonded to the front and sides of the teeth to improve the appearance of the smile.
To achieve your ideal smile, Fayetteville cosmetic dentist Dr. Keech can custom design your porcelain veneers to meet your aesthetic needs. Our team is committed to providing patients with long lasting, natural looking results. To determine if porcelain veneers are right for you, visit Greenway Dental Care.
Porcelain veneers can address the following:
- Gapped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Uneven teeth
As a highly trained cosmetic dentist in Fayetteville, AR, Dr. Keech can work with you to enhance your natural smile. Whether you want subtle or dramatic results, our team can tailor a treatment plan that is right for you.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Aside from enhancing your natural smile, porcelain veneers also offer these key benefits:
- Beautifully crafted veneers offer natural looking results
- Dental porcelain is a naturally stain resistant material
- Can last many years with proper care and maintenance
- Are customized to meet your cosmetic goals
- Allows you to smile confidently again
Am I A Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?
In many cases, most patients are ideal candidates for porcelain veneers. In order to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you, you will need to visit our dental office for a consultation.
During your consultation, Dr. Richard Keech will discuss your cosmetic goals and evaluate the condition of your smile to determine if porcelain veneers or another cosmetic solution best suits your needs.
Ideal candidates for dental veneers should possess the following qualities:
- Structurally healthy teeth
- Do not clench or grind their teeth
- Free of periodontal disease
- Have realistic expectations for your smile
In most cases, dental veneers are not ideal for young patients because of the amount of tooth structure that is removed from the affected tooth. In this case, we may recommend tooth bonding to address your cosmetic needs.
What Happens During The Porcelain Veneer Process?
During your consultation, Dr. Keech will perform a dental exam, evaluate your smile, and discuss your cosmetic goals. We will work with you to build a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. Before we begin your appointment, we will discuss all aspects of your treatment plan such as cost, timeline, and aftercare instructions.
To create your ideal smile, Greenway Dental Care will work with you to design veneers that meet your cosmetic goals. Your veneers are color matched to ensure they blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
The next step is to prepare your teeth. Dr. Keech will gently remove a small amount of enamel from the affected teeth. This creates an adequate bonding surface for your new veneers. After the teeth are prepared, we will take impressions of your teeth which will be used for the fabrication of your dental veneers.
In some cases, we will place a temporary veneer to protect your teeth while you wait for your final veneers. Once your final veneers are ready, we will remove the temporary veneers and carefully place your custom dental veneers.
Our dental care team at Greenway Dental Care will make any adjustments to your veneers to ensure a natural looking and high-quality result.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Yes, porcelain veneers are considered a permanent treatment. This is because a thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth before the veneer is placed. The veneer will eventually need to be removed and then replaced. It is important for patients to understand that porcelain veneers are a lifetime commitment.
Will my porcelain veneers seem whiter than surrounding teeth?
No! Your porcelain veneers will be color-matched to blend in naturally with your surrounding teeth. However, your natural teeth will darken and stain over the years while your veneers will not stain as easily. The best way to avoid any discoloration is to take very good care of your teeth. This is includes diligent daily oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist where your veneers and teeth will be clean thoroughly. Veneers were made to last many years but this requires proper care on your part. If you are concerned about the color, please speak to Dr. Keech to learn more about your options.
Will dental veneers raise my risk of developing cavities or tooth decay?
No. Even though a thin layer of enamel must be removed, this will not raise your chance of developing a tooth cavity. That part of the tooth will be protected by the veneer. To properly care for you teeth and lower your risk of decay, simply continue to follow a regular oral hygiene routine. This will also help your veneers last longer.