Porcelain veneers are a perfect example of how cosmetic dentistry can make a big difference in the appearance of your smile. These wafer-thin shells of porcelain are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to mask imperfections and revamp your smile. In recent years, porcelain veneers have become quite popular due to their ease of treatment, conservative nature, and affordability.
St. Joseph cosmetic dentist Dr. Sven Erickson carries out each step of your porcelain veneers procedure with extreme precision and thoroughness. He has many years of experience with veneer design and placement. His skill level is vast, and he knows the special nuances that are important for achieving exceptional results.
Dr. Erickson works with three advanced dental labs, Aurum, Williams, and Heritage, to get the best possible results on your porcelain veneers procedure. Your teeth will be prepared and an impression will be taken and sent to the lab for use in the construction of your porcelain veneers. Once the veneers are ready, Dr. Erickson uses a safe, strong bonding agent to secure them in place and ensure a natural look.
Porcelain veneers have earned the nickname “instant orthodontics” because they do a wonderful job of creating the illusion of straight teeth in cases where the teeth really are crooked. If you do not want to spend several years undergoing orthodontic treatment to achieve straight teeth, porcelain veneers can be an excellent option to accomplish your cosmetic goals.
In addition to improving the look of misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers are also an effective way to address discoloration, chips, cracks, teeth that are too short, tooth gaps, and other common cosmetic dental problems.
In order for you to be considered a good candidate for porcelain veneers, your tooth issues should be purely cosmetic in nature. They are a successful aesthetic enhancement, but are not generally recommended for improving a tooth that has become weakened or compromised. Porcelain veneers may be combined with other restorations as part of a smile makeover.