Do you have a chipped front tooth? Are single discolored teeth impacting the appearance of your smile? Receive porcelain veneers at Morris Family Dentistry in Zachary, LA. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment used to cover and protect the tooth enamel. They are made of thin porcelain shells that are customized to match the shape and color of natural teeth. Dental veneers that are made of porcelain easily blend in with the smile for a bright and uniform look.
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Our porcelain veneers:
- Reflect light like natural teeth
- Cover chips and cracks in the enamel
- Can last patients many years
- Blend in with the smile
- Are custom-fit to each patient
Contact our Zachary dental office if you have cosmetic imperfections that you would like to address with dental veneers. Dr. Chad Morris will create a treatment plan that is customized to your smile. He has years of experience in providing cosmetic treatments that look and feel natural.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
Dr. Morris will first thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, jaw, and bite to determine if dental veneers are right for you. If he finds any underlying health concerns, he will recommend treatment for those problems before cosmetic treatment. Receiving general and restorative care before cosmetic treatment is important to support the overall health of your smile.
To prepare the teeth for porcelain veneers, Dr. Morris removes a small portion of the enamel. This does not damage the teeth; it creates a proper bonding surface. Dr. Morris then takes dental impressions that are sent to a dental lab. Once he receives the porcelain veneers from the lab, he ensures that they are the desired shape and color. Finally, he bonds the veneers to the prepared tooth enamel.
Immediately following veneer treatment, stay away from hard and sticky foods as they can damage the new veneers. Avoid foods and beverages that stain, including berries, tomatoes coffee, tea, soda, and wine.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Want to know more about porcelain veneers? Read answers to popular questions about veneers below:
Can old or damaged porcelain veneers be replaced?
Yes, please contact our office if you have discolored or damaged veneers. We can gently remove the veneers and take impressions for your new, customized porcelain veneers.
Can I whiten my porcelain veneers?
No, porcelain veneers cannot be whitened like natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers can actually be used for single discolored teeth to brighten the look of the smile. If you have old porcelain veneers that have become discolored over time, we can provide a stable and bright replacement.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Dental veneers are a long-lasting cosmetic treatment and often more durable than other options, including bonding. Typically, with the right care, veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years.
Request a Dental Consultation Today
Do you want to address cosmetic inconsistencies in your smile? Contact Morris Family Dentistry by calling 225.725.7565. You may also schedule a dental appointment for treatment with porcelain veneers online.