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As time goes on, teeth can develop deep stains. If this is compounded by chips and visible fillings, you might be interested in ways to have a more appealing smile. One of the more popular and effective cosmetic dentistry applications is to have porcelain dental veneers installed onto your smile.

These are custom shaped and shaded porcelain shells that are designed to fit over the faces of each tooth in your smile. They are custom crafted in a dental lab to match the natural shape of the teeth, while still looking like natural tooth enamel. As an added bonus, the porcelain material is not as receptive to staining foods and beverages. This will allow you to maintain a bright white smile between dental cleanings.

During your first appointment, your Family Dentistry dentist will examine all of the teeth in your smile to make sure there you have sufficient enamel to secure a veneer. If you have one or more compromised teeth, they might advise you to have the entire enamel layer of the tooth replaced with a porcelain crown.

At the end of the appointment the dentist will cast a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This is sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while they work to produce your final veneers.

When the veneers are ready we will call you back in for a follow up appointment. Your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing the porcelain shell in place.

If you have multiple imperfection on the teeth in your smile, you should call Family Dentistry’s clinic in Newburgh, Indiana to ask about dental veneers.