Porcelain veneers can make a major difference in someone’s smile. Kerst & Caskey Family Dentistry uses veneers to conceal flaws in your teeth and offer you a more beautiful smile. As cosmetic dentists, we help our patients craft their ideal smile.
Porcelain veneers are an advanced cosmetic treatment. A veneer is a small porcelain shell that conceals flaws, including:
We secure the shells to the surface of a natural tooth to secure it. A porcelain veneer can transform your smile in a short amount of time. Veneers are customized to look natural and are stain-resistant.
With proper maintenance, a veneer placed by a skilled dentist can last for years and years.
To place a veneer, we first administer a local anesthetic. Once the numbing takes effect, we gently remove a layer of the enamel. This allows the veneer to fit over the tooth.
Next, our dentist makes a mold of your teeth to send to the dental lab. There, technicians use the mold to build custom veneers. Then, we place temporary veneers for you to wear until your porcelain veneers are ready.
Once they are ready, you have a second visit for us to remove the place the permanent veneers. We administer local anesthetic again and remove the temporary veneers. Finally, we bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth and buff them.
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant. However, they are slightly transparent. If your natural teeth have a stain, it can cause discoloration to appear.
Additionally, veneers can stain without regular brushing.
Like natural teeth, it is essential to maintain your dental hygiene routine. Regular brushing and flossing will keep your porcelain veneers beautiful.
There are no specific care instructions for veneers. However, it is important to schedule routine dental exams and cleanings in addition to flossing, brushing, and a healthy diet.
Dental veneers fall under cosmetic service, not preventative or restorative. So, many patients do not receive coverage from their dental insurance. However, we work with our patients to offer payment plans to help you finance your ideal smile.
At Kerst & Caskey Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves a smile that they love. We offer our patients solutions to their dental woes with a variety of treatments. If you want to improve your smile, schedule a consultation with our dentists in Shreveport, LA.