Veneers are thin, tooth-colored sleeves of porcelain that are designed to slip over your teeth and cover the chips, stains, or other cosmetic issues you may have.
If you have chipped, stained, broken, crooked, or misaligned teeth, veneers are an attractive option for correcting those problems all at once. While procedures such as whitening can change the coloration of your teeth, other issues require more extensive procedures—inlays or onlays, crowns, orthodontics, etc. If you have mostly cosmetic issues, a custom set of veneers can be designed, fitted, and inserted over your existing teeth, and you have an instant, perfect smile!
If your dental issues are mostly cosmetic, then yes, you are potentially a good candidate for veneers. However, you should have Dr. Giraldo do a full dental checkup, and ensure there are no other problems, such as cavities, needing attention. Even so, if other dental problems are successfully addressed, then Dr. Giraldo can fit you for veneers. Dr. Giraldo has years of experience in working with patients to fit them with veneers. Schedule a complimentary consultation in order to understand if veneers will achieve your desired results.
Chairside veneers are an alternative to the porcelain veneers. They require removal of less tooth enamel and can be performed in one visit! Chairside veneers are not as strong or wear-resistant as the porcelain veneers but they are great for patients who need faster results. In one visit, Dr. Giraldo can prepare the tooth, bond and sculpt a composite material, harden the material, and smooth, clean, and polish the material until it looks like a natural tooth. Another benefit of chairside veneers is that they are easy to replace or repair if damaged.
Veneers are most popular with patients that have dental issues that span many teeth. Over the years, or through accidental injury, your teeth can become chipped, stained, or misaligned or incur other attributes which spoil their appearance. While one choice is to have each one repaired individually, that can be a lengthy and costly process.