In order to protect the surface of a tooth or enhance its appearance, your dental care team at Avalon Dental Group offers porcelain veneers as part of our cosmetic dentistry services. These veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are installed over the surface of natural teeth for either cosmetic or protective purposes.

Through the use of veneers, your dentist can alter the size and/or shape of a natural tooth to improve the overall appearance of your smile, fill a gap or change the color of the tooth. Porcelain offers strength and durability comparable to the tooth's natural enamel.

In cases where a tooth is cracked, the original tooth's shape or color is unsatisfactory, or whitening does not provide the desired result, a porcelain veneer is an excellent alternative for restoring your smile. Veneers can be shaped and colored to match your natural teeth and require no surgery to install.

Cosmetic Dental Veneers

In order to bond the veneer properly to your natural tooth, it is necessary to remove a thin layer of the tooth enamel. There are two considerations for the patient to make regarding this procedure. Since a thin layer is being removed from the tooth, the veneer procedure is essentially not reversible. Once the enamel is removed, the veneers in effect become the protective layer for the teeth that the enamel had provided.

Also, there will be a period of sensitivity to hot and cold due to this removed layer of enamel. This typically passes within a short time as your teeth become accustomed to the veneers.

Ask your Avalon Dental care team about the veneer option to enhance your smile. Contact our office today to schedule a visit with Dr. Yu for a consultation and exam. Discover the many amazing and affordable techniques you can choose from to make it happen for you.