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Enhance your smile with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are absolutely a great option to enhance your smile. Unlike most other cosmetic treatments, porcelain veneers procedure offers a complete smile makeover. The veneers are the perfect treatment for people having stained teeth, chipped or have gaps in the teeth.

As this treatment is irreversible, so it's very important to know about the procedure, cost, benefits, and other aspects. First of all, let's discuss-

What are porcelain veneers?

Also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, Porcelain veneers are thin parts of porcelain which are used to give a natural look to the teeth. These thin parts are bonded or cemented to the front of the teeth changing their length, color, size, or shape. This treatment provides strength and flexibility similar to that of natural tooth enamel.

Why use porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are recommended if one has-

  • Misaligned, irregular, or unevenly shaped teeth.

  • Teeth having stain or discoloration due to root canal procedure, from tetracycline and other drugs, usage of excessive fluoride, or because of the presence of extensive gum fillings

  • Cracked, broken or worn down teeth

  • Teeth with uneven gaps between them

Porcelain veneers procedure- What to Expect?

The procedure of porcelain veneer usually takes two to three sittings that are spread across six weeks. One visit is for consultation and the rest is for applying the veneers. In this process, porcelain veneer can be applied to a single tooth or more than one tooth.

Diagnosis and treatment-

The first step requires the active participation of the patient. As one has to explain the whole problem and requirements to the dentist.

  • In the first appointment, the dentist examines the whole condition of the patient's teeth to understand whether the veneers procedure is suitable or not.

  • An experienced dentist can tell you all the benefits and limitations of the veneers procedure.

  • This visit may include X-rays and taking the patient's impressions of mouth and teeth.


  • In this step, the dentist gives a local anesthetic to the patient and removes the thin layer of enamel

  • The dentist takes the impressions of the patient's teeth and that impression is transferred to the laboratory so that the veneers of accurate size, color and shape can be built. This process takes about three to four weeks.


  • The dentist temporary places the porcelain veneers on your tooth to examine the size and color. If it gets placed accurately, they are cemented permanently on the patient's tooth.

  • After permanently applying the veneers the dentist polishes, cleans and fixes the tooth to build a strong bonding with the natural tooth.

  • Then, the dentist applies the specific light ray to the veneers that make the cement hard.

  • Finally, he removes the excess cement or bonding material and gives the final touch. An expert dentist gives a do's and don't list to their patients to make the veneers stay for longer

Benefits of porcelain veneers-

Listed below are some of the benefits of porcelain veneers-

  • Long-lasting solution

  • Strength and durability

  • Customized for your smile

  • Natural-looking results

  • Enhance confidence

  • Fast and simple procedure

  • Cosmetic benefits

  • Stain-resistant

  • Can be combined with other treatments

If you want to enhance your smile or want to know more about porcelain veneers procedure, then consult the North Island Dental Arts experts and get the best advice and service. Don't think, just contact us!

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