Porcelain Veneer

Porcelain Veneers – What Are They?

Porcelain veneers can make your teeth look straight and white with a minor dental procedure. If your teeth are fundamentally healthy, but are showing the signs of normal wear-and-tear over a lifetime of use, porcelain veneers may be the best option for you. In this article, we are going to discuss porcelain veneers – how they work and who can benefit from them.

Porcelain Veneers Explained

Porcelain veneers are small pieces of porcelain that are applied to your teeth in order to make your teeth appear younger. These veneers need to be fitted to your specific teeth, so you can’t just apply them at home. It takes a dental professional to fit them to your smile over the course of a couple weeks.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

There are many benefits to getting porcelain veneers. Here are a few of the best benefits:

  • They give the appearance of straight teeth at a minor cost.
  • They can be applied over the course of a few weeks (rather than braces, which take several years).
  • They can fix issues that braces can’t by hiding discoloration and wear.
  • They give your smile a more youthful appearance!

Porcelain veneers are great, but can’t be used in every case. If you have any serious underlying issues with your teeth, it’s important to address those first, rather than simply covering them up with veneers.

Minnesota Dental Clinic

If you are unhappy with your smile because your teeth are crooked, yellow, or discolored, porcelain veneers may be a good option for you! Reach out to a cosmetic dentist to find out if you are a good candidate for veneers. Dr. Tim Brooks is a skilled family and cosmetic dentist with years of experience providing excellent care to patients in Bloomington, and the surrounding Minnesota cities. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Brooks at one of our Smiles for Life clinics.