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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are used to improve the appearance, shape, color, size, and straightness of the teeth. Veneers are customizable pieces of porcelain that are bonded to one or more teeth to produce a beautiful smile while maintaining optimal functionality for speaking and eating. A veneer can be as thin as a contact lens yet can make dramatic improvements to your smile. These thin, customized pieces of porcelain can vastly improve discolored, damaged, crooked, or shifted teeth. Dr. Jamie Sands can use simple, pain-free porcelain veneers to transform your smile and restore your confidence.

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Porcelain veneers provide the advantages of teeth whitening, Invisalign®, and bonding in an easy, fast, and pain-free procedure that creates the most attractive, durable, natural-looking, and stain-resistant smile.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers by Dr. Sands

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Training/Expertise

It is one thing to attach a veneer onto a tooth, but it’s a whole different matter to make that veneer last. While almost any dentist can make teeth look more beautiful with veneers, few have the training and expertise to ensure that the veneers do not break, crack, or pop off. Dr. Jamie Sands is an expert in providing porcelain veneers that function and last. Nightmarish rumors and stories may give veneers a poor reputation, but her expertise is in making sure that veneers are everything you hope they would be. Dr. Sands also does continued training on veneers with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to remain as up to date as possible with this technology.
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The Option of Non-invasive Temporary Veneers

For those who would like to see what veneers would look like on their teeth before committing to permanent veneers, non-invasive temporary veneers can be placed. For most patients, these veneers can be made from a simple model of their mouth. This procedure that is 100% reversible; the tooth structure does not need to be etched away or altered in any other way.
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Natural-Looking Results

Porcelain veneers are a beautiful and long-lasting way to correct your smile because they consistently provide natural results. Each veneer is fabricated and custom matched by Dr. Sands’ personal ceramist, and then Dr. Sands directly bonds the veneer to the surface of the tooth. Realistic color helps the veneer blend perfectly with your existing teeth. Various authentic color choices are available to match smiles of all shades. Since the veneers meld seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, your smile will look 100 percent natural. No one seeing your brilliant smile will be able to tell which teeth are natural and which teeth have veneers. Dr. Sands and her personal ceramist have worked hand in hand for over 15 years to create predictable and lasting smiles.
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Whiter and Brighter Teeth

Porcelain veneers can restore dark or discolored teeth so that they appear whiter and brighter. If your teeth have become stained or discolored over time, teeth whitening treatments and porcelain veneers can together brighten your smile. After teeth whitening treatments, porcelain veneers can be customized to match the color of your newly whitened teeth for an overall rejuvenated smile. Unlike your natural teeth that can stain even after teeth whitening treatments, porcelain veneers are resistant to staining and provide long-lasting smile enhancement.
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Straighten Teeth Without Braces

Straight teeth have more of an impact than you may realize. According to Kelton Research, Americans see their straight-toothed counterparts as 38 percent more likely to be intelligent, 45 percent more likely to be hired for a job, 57 percent more likely to get a date, and 58 percent more likely to be wealthy or successful. Instead of waiting months or years for teeth-straightening solutions, porcelain veneers are the quick and easy answer for creating straight, beautiful teeth. Unlike braces or Invisalign® (which can take years to improve your smile), porcelain veneers produce more perfectly straight-looking teeth in a matter of weeks.
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A Beautiful, Vibrant Smile

Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct tooth shape, size, and gaps. For instance, teeth with cracks or chips can be fitted with porcelain veneers so that they look as though they have never been damaged. Small, narrow, or spaced teeth can be made to appear longer, wider, and larger with porcelain veneers.
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Reverse a Gummy Smile

A gummy smile, in which the gums are prominent when smiling, can be improved with porcelain veneers. Veneers can make the teeth look longer to minimize the gums and balance the smile. By reducing the extent of the gums visible above the tooth line, veneers can create a more attractive and alluring smile.
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Improve the Health of Your Teeth

Worn enamel can increase your risk of tooth decay, and exposed nerves may cause your teeth to become more sensitive. Porcelain veneers are designed to protect your teeth and provide a stronger and healthier dental surface. Strengthening the outer surface of the teeth can improve the health and aesthetics of your teeth.

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Stage 1

First, Dr. Sands will etch away a very small amount of the natural tooth surface. The amount of enamel etched away will be about as thin as a contact lens or just enough so that the veneers can be precisely fitted and match the width of the surrounding teeth. This step ensures that the veneers will look as natural as possible. Etching away part of the enamel also changes the appearance and function of the natural teeth, making the veneers a permanent form of tooth restoration.

Stage 2

Next, Dr. Sands will make an impression of your natural teeth. With this impression, Dr. Sands and her master ceramist will prepare your veneers in a laboratory. The process of creating customized veneers that will complement your face and smile takes one to two weeks. Dr. Sands will make you prototypes of the final veneers for you to wear and approve prior to the fabrication of your permanent veneers. These prototypes are designed for your benefit to ensure that you will be completely satisfied with your porcelain veneers.

Stage 3

Finally, Dr. Sands will “try on” your new veneers for your approval. Once you have approved them, Dr. Sands will expertly cement the veneers to your teeth. The long-lasting porcelain veneers will remain continually attached to your teeth to permanently enhance your smile.

FAQs About Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Jamie Sands can fit you with custom-designed porcelain veneers to restore your smile and enhance your appearance.

Conveniently, porcelain veneers do not need to be cared for in any special way. To maintain your smile, continue good habits of dental hygiene with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits.

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Teeth with porcelain veneers have no higher incidence of cavities or tooth decay than other teeth. Good dental hygiene with regular flossing, brushing, and dental appointments will help reduce your risk of cavities and tooth decay.

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APorcelain veneers are incredibly strong and rarely crack or chip. Especially when applied by an expert like Dr. Sands, veneers should remain permanently attached without breaking or popping off. However, because veneers are like natural teeth, they can chip as a natural tooth would, and serious misuse or abuse can damage them. To protect the health and appearance of your pearly whites, you should avoid potentially damaging activities like biting your nails, using your teeth as tools, and scraping your teeth with metal utensils.

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Porcelain veneers are a permanent form of tooth enhancement. Once fitted to your teeth, they will last as long as 20 years if they are well cared for and if the teeth remain healthy. Veneers may need to be replaced or re-bonded if the tooth or surrounding gum tissues change.

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