Custom-made Porcelain Veneers Conceal Minor Imperfections and Discoloration
Small chips, cracks, and discoloration can all detract from your overall appearance. At Torrado Dental, we offer outstanding cosmetic dentistry treatments to conceal aesthetic blemishes and dramatically enhance the beauty of your smile.
Porcelain veneers placed at our Rochester, NY, office, are thin ceramic shells, which Dr. Eduardo Torrado attaches to the front of your teeth. We work closely with a trusted dental lab to craft lifelike veneers that blend seamlessly with your smile.
Are You a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Dr. Torrado will carefully evaluate your candidacy during your initial consultation. Porcelain veneers may be a suitable treatment if you wish to address minor cosmetic blemishes, such as:
- Worn teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Discoloration, especially intrinsic stains that do not respond to teeth whitening
- Slightly crooked or rotated teeth
To qualify for veneers, you should have good dental health. If you have untreated decay or gum disease, you may need restorative treatment before receiving veneers. Additionally, you may not qualify for veneers if you do not have sufficient dental enamel or suffer from bruxism. Dr. Torrado may recommend alternative procedures if you do not qualify for veneers. For example, a dental crown may be a better solution if you have severely worn teeth, as it encapsulates the entire tooth.
Placing Your Porcelain Veneers
Two office visits are required to complete the veneer placement procedure. Dr. Torrado will first reshape your teeth to accommodate the porcelain veneers. Working conservatively, he will trim a minimal amount of enamel and, thanks to his gentle technique, you may not even require local anesthesia. Dr. Torrado will then take impressions of your teeth and in most cases, provide you with temporary veneers. He will send the impressions to a dental lab, where technicians will craft your custom-made veneers using the most advanced materials. Collaborating with Dr. Torrado, the ceramists will choose a shade of porcelain that will blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dr. Torrado can place custom-crafted porcelain veneers to conceal a range of cosmetic imperfections in just two office visits.
When your permanent veneers are ready in about two weeks, you will return to our office, where Dr. Torrado will ensure they fit correctly. You can request changes at this time if you are not happy with the look of your veneers. When you are both satisfied, Dr. Torrado will attach the veneers using a special dental adhesive.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a versatile treatment that can dramatically enhance the beauty of your smile. Porcelain veneers can conceal a range of cosmetic imperfections, and you will only have to schedule two visits to our office. The veneers are made of advanced materials that match the look and feel of dental enamel. This treatment is also personalized. You can choose to combine veneers with other cosmetic treatments in a customized smile makeover. For example, if you are suffering from intrinsic discoloration as well as yellowed teeth, you may combine our teeth whitening treatment with the veneers treatment to achieve a uniform and white smile.
Another benefit of veneers is that they are easy to take care of. You will simply need to maintain your regular dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and biannual trips to the dentist. With regular dental care, your veneers can last for many years.
Contact Us for a Consultation
With his advanced training as a prosthodontist, Dr. Torrado has developed a keen eye and rebuilds his patients' smiles with care and compassion. To learn more about porcelain veneers and to find out if they are right for you, contact us to book an appointment with Dr. Torrado.