What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers, sometimes referred to as “dental veneers” or just simply “veneers,” are wafer-thin sheaths placed on top of your natural teeth. Dr. Bril and his dental team will collect a complete medical and dental history, perform a thorough evaluation using advanced dental technology, and then custom-design a treatment plan just for you. You may need one porcelain veneer, or you may benefit from several veneers.

Whatever the case may be, the procedure is very much the same. A small amount of enamel will be gently removed from the tooth or teeth to receive the porcelain veneers. During your first appointment at Dr. Bril’s office, temporary veneers will be put in place while your permanent ones are made in a laboratory. In no time at all, you will be in the Brilliant Dentistry office to have your permanent veneers placed.

During your second visit, the permanent porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth. Dr. Bril and his team will work diligently and skillfully to make the amazing final touches to the veneers to give you the smile you’ve been dreaming about—the smile you deserve.

Some of Dr. Bril’s veneer patients require a procedure known as “gum recontouring” during the porcelain veneer application process; recontouring gums

enhances your smile even more. Not everyone requires this additional step, but if you do, Dr. Bril and his Minneapolis dental team will go over the process with you and answer any questions you may have.

What Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Porcelain veneers are the top choice of this Minneapolis cosmetic dentist because they look great and last a long time. Porcelain veneers fix a number of dental issues, including:

  • Discolored teeth (some antibiotics stain teeth; foods and drinks consumed over time will also stain teeth)
  • Teeth damaged from excessive fluoride
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Teeth that have been damaged by older metal (amalgam) fillings

You may benefit from other cosmetic dentistry procedures in Minneapolis, in addition to porcelain veneers. Dr. Bril and his dental team also provide the following:

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

In addition to improving the health, aesthetics, and functionality of your teeth, porcelain veneers prove beneficial in many ways, including:

  • They last a long time—with proper brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Dr. Bril’s office for exams and cleanings, there’s no reason your porcelain veneers won’t last the rest of your life.
  • Porcelain veneers can be created in only two visits; that’s a definite plus for those of you with busy schedules or those of you who don’t love going to the dentist’s office.
  • When teeth gaps, cracks, and discolored teeth are not treated in a timely manner, bacteria will grow and may lead to tartar, plaque, and eventual gum disease. By having porcelain veneers placed early on, you may avoid costly dental work down the road.
  • Dental veneers look just like natural teeth.
  • Your gums respond well to porcelain veneer application.
  • Veneers are stain-resistant, so you can enjoy all the coffee and tea you like.
  • Various shades of porcelain veneers are available, so it’s easy to match your natural teeth’ color.

Porcelain veneers have proven to be somewhat stronger than dental crowns allowing them to last for many, many years.

If you’ve been dreaming about a more beautiful smile, please don’t wait another day. Minneapolis cosmetic dentist Dr. Kevin Bril and his compassionate, hard-working dental team stand ready to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. If you’re a great candidate for porcelain veneers, we can start on your very first visit, and if you’d like to explore other options like a smile makeover or full mouth restoration, we can go over those exciting opportunities, also.

Please contact Dr. Kevin Bril at Brilliant Dentistry today by calling (952) 944-2052 or filling out our online contact form so one of our Minneapolis dental team members can answer your questions and get you scheduled for your new patient appointment.