Dental veneers, including porcelain veneers, can be used to treat a range of dental concerns and improve the appearance of your smile. Made from high quality, ultra-thin ceramic or porcelain, veneers are durable, stain resistant and custom matched to your existing teeth.
Dr. Wooddell and Dr. Passaro place veneers when appropriate for your dental health needs and cosmetic dentistry goals. They may be recommended as the solution for:
- Damaged teeth
- Discolored teeth that will not respond to professional teeth whitening
- Misshapen teeth
- Gaps between teeth, diastemas
- Crooked teeth
Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent dental restoration because of the amount of tooth surface that needs to be removed for securely attaching them. For this reason, we take great care in your treatment planning and the design of your veneers. We want your new smile to feel as good as it looks and to support your long term oral health. Dental veneers can provide the most natural looking results due to the light reflecting qualities of the ceramic material used and the ability to color match with great accuracy.
For younger patients or anyone not yet ready for the commitment of dental veneers, we also offer experienced tooth bonding to address many of the same concerns and cosmetic imperfections.
The process for placing porcelain veneers will require several key steps, beginning with a consultation and diagnostic work up. Using digital imagery to evaluate the structure and aesthetics of your smile, Dr. Wooddell and Dr. Passaro will plan and design custom dental veneers that will meet your desired goals.
The second step is to prepare the teeth to be treated by removing a minimal amount of tooth surface structure to allow for comfortable and secure placement. Dental impressions will then be taken and used in the fabrication of your veneers, which will take place in a dental lab. In most cases, temporary veneers are placed to protect the teeth.
When your veneers are ready, we will schedule an appointment for the final placement of your new smile. Our team will secure the restorations to your teeth and make any necessary adjustments for fit and a stable bite. The ceramic or porcelain material will be polished for a natural looking shine and a smooth texture. We will also provide personalized information on how to care for your veneers and enjoy the best possible result.