What You Should Know about Porcelain Veneers

smile 11If you are considering a smile makeover, but you have not looked into the possibility of porcelain veneers, now is the time to do so. A smile makeover with porcelain veneers from your Reno cosmetic dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, can be completed in as few as two dental visits. In addition to the speed of the transformation they offer, porcelain veneers offer some of the best cosmetic results available today. The secret to their realistic appearance lies in the way that they interact with light. Porcelain veneers achieve a realistic sheen that closely resembles that of natural teeth. They are also able to mimic the level of translucence in natural teeth so that they stand up to scrutiny in various lighting conditions. In fact, today’s veneers achieve such excellent levels of realism that it is very difficult to distinguish them from natural teeth. Thus, if you choose to receive porcelain veneers from your Reno cosmetic dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, you can rest easy with the knowledge that your new smile will be both convincing and beautiful.

Receiving and Caring for Porcelain Veneers

Receiving porcelain veneers is generally a two-visit process. During the first visit, Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers, a process which requires scraping away small amounts of enamel to ensure that the veneers will bond properly with your teeth. During the same visit, Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans will also take molds of your teeth. These molds aid an off-site lab in fabricating your custom set of porcelain veneers, and once these veneers are complete and they arrive in our dental office, you can return for your second visit to have the veneers bonded permanently in place. In the meantime, Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans may fit you with a set of temporary veneers while your custom set is made.

After you receive your final set of porcelain veneers, not much will change in the way that you are required to care for your teeth. You should still brush and floss your teeth, and you should continue to attend dental cleanings every six months. However, one thing worth noting is that the veneers are very durable and stain-resistant and with the proper care, your new smile can last for many years to come.

About Wager Evans Dental: Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans of Wager Evans Dental offer general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services to patients in the Reno NV area. Patients can contact them by calling 775-829-7700 to schedule an appointment or a consultation.