Are Dental Veneers Right for You?

Porcelain dental veneers can subtly tweak a single, imperfect tooth or work to overhaul your entire smile in one fell swoop. Thanks to their versatility, dental veneers can help patients in a variety of dental situations. Find out more about dental implants and how they can help your teeth with Dr. Gale Marana in Aiea, HI.

What is a porcelain dental veneer?
Porcelain dental veneers fit over the surface of a tooth to cover its existing appearance and improve its look. Porcelain closely mimics a natural tooth’s light-reflecting qualities, color, and general appearance, making it the perfect material for a veneer. A dental laboratory customizes each veneer based on a clay impression of your mouth to ensure the most natural look and comfortable fit.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain dental veneers? 
A good candidate for a porcelain veneer is in good general and dental health. They should also have no indications of teeth decay or gum disease. These conditions could cause complications for a veneer, meaning candidates should also have a strong at-home oral care routine and a commitment to seeing their dentist twice a year for routine dental examinations and cleanings.

Porcelain Dental Veneers in Aiea, HI
The process for dental veneers begins with a consultation with your dentist. This will ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure, and have realistic expectations for your results. Then, your dentist will prepare your teeth, take a clay impression of your mouth, and place temporary veneers on your teeth. These restorations help protect your natural teeth until the laboratory completes your veneers. At a second appointment about two weeks later, your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and replace them with your final restorations.

Caring for Your Veneers
Caring for your veneers is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Simply brush twice daily and floss at least once to ensure that the bacteria and plaque which cause teeth decay remains at bay. Additionally, the American Dental Association recommends that everyone — regardless of age or dental condition — should see their dentist at least twice a year for routine dental examinations and cleanings.

For more information on porcelain dental veneers, please contact Dr. Gale Marana in Aiea, HI. Call (808) 488-7868 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Marana today!