When patients see before and after pictures of dental veneers, they usually can hardly believe they’re real. It can be very surprising to see that in just a couple of appointments, teeth can be improved so much that they look like new teeth.
How is this possible? Veneers are thin porcelain front-pieces that cover the visible side of teeth. They’re permanently bonded there, and are designed to last for many years. They can:
- Cover any chips or cracks in a tooth.
- Reshape a crooked tooth.
- Cover discoloration or stains.
- Make a row of teeth look even and straight.
- Reshape teeth so that gaps disappear.
Another amazing advantage of veneers is how quickly they can work. We will prepare the front of each tooth at one appointment, then bond your veneers in place at the next. That’s the whole process. You don’t have to wait months to gradually modify teeth.
In a consultation with Dr. Rosenfeld, you can talk about what you want accomplished, and we will show you how veneers can create a beautiful smile quickly.
How Do Veneers Compare to Teeth Whitening?
In a tooth whitening treatment, we place a whitening gel on the teeth. It neutralizes some of the colored particles that have been absorbed by tooth material. This lets more of your natural tooth color show, which can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades in an hour.
In contrast, dental veneers place a new front cover on your teeth. Your natural tooth color won’t show there. But if you have stains or extreme discoloration, a veneer covering can provide the beautiful natural tooth color that will let you feel confident in your smile—while we’re reshaping that tooth at the same time.
Veneers Compared to Orthodontics
If you have crooked teeth, gaps, a misaligned bite, or similar problems, orthodontics can gradually move your teeth to new positions and rotate them as needed. This takes 6–12 months, on average.
But what if your bite is healthy enough and you just want a couple of teeth to look straighter, a gap closed, or a tooth to be shaped differently? Porcelain veneers may be better for you. We can sculpt your smile to look perfect in just a couple of appointments.
Reach Your Smile Goals Quickly With Veneers!
Dental veneers are one of the most powerful treatments in cosmetic dentistry, and can give you your dream smile very soon. Call Dr. Rosenfeld today for an appointment or to learn more about the process!