Transform Your Smile With Ceramic Veneers
Ceramic veneers can refresh your entire look by changing the color, shape or position of your teeth. Our master ceramist creates esthetic veneers that are unmatched in beauty, fit and strength. CAD/CAM technology and our in-house lab eliminate the need for second injections, temporaries or messy impressions. One visit is all it takes to achieve the smile of your dreams!
- Transform Your Smile
- Change the color, shape or position of teeth in a single day
- No more second injections, temporaries or messy impressions
- Ceramic veneers created in our in-house ceramics lab while you wait (add a link to same-day ceramics)
What Exactly Are Ceramic Veneers?
Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain, (think fake nail), that covers the tooth.
Can Ceramic Veneers Really Be Made In One Day?
CEREC veneers, can be done in a single visit, and use the best porcelains available. Dental offices that don’t have a CAD/CAM system and lab need two visits, usually two-three weeks apart.
Candidacy For Ceramic Veneer
Patients with the following conditions:
- Crooked teeth
- Worn teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Spaced teeth
How Long Do Ceramic Veneers Last?
On average veneers can last about 10-25 years with proper care. Newer porcelains are virtually indestructible and hardly ever chip. Veneers can de-bond, but usually, they need to be replaced when they are no longer esthetic.
How strong are ceramic veneers?
Ceramic veneers are extremely durable due to the materials used to fabricate them, as well as the bonding technique. Patients with any kind of veneers are advised to brush twice a day, floss around the veneers daily, and to avoid biting on hard foods and objects. Doing do can degrade the bond between veneers and teeth. Additionally, it is advisable to avoid biting and twisting a food to break it, like one may do with a bagel or taffy candy. The force combined with a twisting motion can also break down the bond between the veneer and the tooth.
How to Maintain Ceramic Veneers
After veneers are placed, it’s up to the wearer to protect them to increase their lifespan. Here are some ways to properly care for your veneers:
- Follow good oral hygiene practices, the same ones that you follow for your natural teeth.
- Brush at least twice a day, floss and see your dentist regularly.
- Wear a mouth guard if you are involved in any sports to avoid accidents that could crack or chip veneers.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools. Using your teeth as scissors to open a stubborn knot or closed container is a no-no and will lead to cracking or breaking your porcelain veneer.
- Protect your veneers from certain habits like clenching, grinding or putting excessive pressure on your teeth.
- Maintaining the color of your veneers is easy since they are highly stain resistant, but the dental cement that keeps them in place can become discolored. This can make the edge of the veneer appear yellowed and unnatural. To protect the color, patients should avoid stain producing foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, berries, and tomato sauce.
Why choose ceramic veneers?
Veneers can be fabricated from a few different dental materials. Porcelain veneers are very lifelike, resistant to stains, and can last upwards of 20 years. It takes two visits to the dental office, impressions, and temporary veneers to complete that treatment process. Ceramic veneers are unique to the CEREC system of dental restorations. CEREC has historically been known as the procedure for making same-day crowns. Patients are often surprised to discover that this proven system is also capable of fabricating precisely-fit, custom-made veneers in a single visit. Choosing ceramic veneers means not having to wait even one more day to see your very best smile.
What are the benefits of ceramic veneers?
The primary reason people choose to get CEREC ceramic veneers is that are interested in streamlining their treatment process. Most people, when they have a choice, prefer to complete dental procedures in a single appointment. While the convenience of CEREC ceramic veneers is a significant benefit, patients also appreciate that their veneers are made with a great deal of precision to achieve the ideal fit. CEREC restorations are carved from a block of dental ceramic that matches the natural or whitened shade of the patient’s teeth. Like porcelain veneers, ceramic veneers can last 15 to 20 years or longer.
Will I get cavities with ceramic veneers?
Yes. Veneers of any kind cover only the front surface of a tooth or teeth. Cavities can still form in between teeth and on the back sides of veneered teeth. The chance of cavities decreases significantly with daily brushing and flossing.
Do ceramic veneers stain?
According to a recent study, CEREC restorations are very resistant to staining, including coffee stains. CEREC veneers and crowns are most often carved from hybrid or feldspathic ceramics, which demonstrated such minimal discoloration after soaking in coffee that the changes could not be discerned with the naked eye. Researchers who conducted this study concluded that, with routine professional cleanings during which the dentist may polish the CEREC veneers, optimal shading should last for the lifetime of the veneer.
Are there restrictions on what I can eat with ceramic veneers?
No. Even if you enjoy eating dense, chewy, or crunchy foods, you may do so with veneers. The trick is to cut these types of foods into smaller pieces so you do not have to bite into them. For example, rather than biting into a crisp apple, cut it into pieces.
Are ceramic veneers covered by insurance?
No. Veneer treatment is performed only to improve the appearance of one or more teeth. There is no functional repair achieved. Insurance providers only cover dental treatments that fall under preventive or restorative services.