Porcelain Veneers Frequently Asked Questions:
Who performs your Porcelain Veneers procedures?
Dr. Pflucker performs all porcelain veneers procedures at our Lima dental clinic. Dr. Pflucker’s talent and meticulous attention to detail perfectly combines the science and art of cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers can completely transform your smile into one that you will be proud of for years to come. At our Lima dental clinic, our veneers are custom made for each patient. Please see our case studies page and our testimonials and review page for examples of our work.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain created in our digital laboratory, using computerized digital technology to create ideally shaped and sized porcelain veneers for the patient, in accord with his or her sex, age, smile line, and facial structure.
What are the benefits of teeth veneers?
Porcelain veneers cover the front part of the teeth improving its color and form; they can also serve to close spaces between the teeth, improve the form of misaligned teeth, lengthen shorter teeth, protect damaged teeth or whiten stained teeth. Veneers are a non-invasive procedure that often does not require the use of local anesthetics. Veneers do an excellent job of resisting stains and reflecting light similarly to your natural teeth.
Who is a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Most anyone either is already a good candidate for veneers, or can become via other treatments such as dental implants, orthodontics, or root canal therapy.
What is the procedure like for dental veneers?
Our Lima cosmetic dentist will use a shade guide to match the color of the porcelain veneer to your original and neighboring teeth’s shades. We usually recommend a whitening procedure before the veneers are placed to achieve a more uniform color of posterior teeth and improve the translucency of the teeth receiving the porcelain veneers.
We will prepare your tooth for its veneer by removing a small portion of enamel from the surface of your tooth to make room for the veneer. We will then make a model of your tooth, which we will use to design your veneers, using digital technology to acheive maximum precision in form and color.
Smiles Peru’s veneers are made from the finest IPS e.max® thin porcelain, guaranteed to not change color over time. Once we receive the porcelain veneer from the laboratory, we will manually finish the veneer during the placement procedure to make sure the veneers are the correct fit and color, and the patient is 100% satisfied.
How long does a veneers procedure take?
This treatment is done in just two appointments over three days. Through our smile design software, the patient may learn how his or her porcelain veneers will look before starting treatment at our Lima dental clinic.
How long do veneers last?
If properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last 15 years or longer. Today’s porcelains are highly resistant to stains and chips. Our Lima dental clinic uses only the best German materials, guaranteed to not change color over time.
What are the costs of porcelain veneers?
Veneers can transform you smile in days, rather than months or years it might take with orthodontic treatment. Contact us to get a quote on porcelain veneers prices.
If you have a cracked tooth or a tooth that does not match the shade of its neighbors, a dental bonding, also known as a direct veneer is an effective and economical way to return the tooth to normal. Bondings with our Germain resins achieve symmetry in your smile and have the advantage of not requiring the removal of a small part of the tooth enamel as a regular dental veneer does.
In dental bonding, a tooth-colored resin is applied to your teeth by our Lima dentist. Our cosmetic dentist will use a shade guide to match the bonding to the color of your teeth. Bonding repairs decayed, chipped or cracked teeth, improves the appearance of discolored teeth, closes spaces between teeth, or lengthens and changes the shape of a tooth. Bonding can also be used to protect a tooth’s root if it has been exposed by receding gums.
Dental bonding can be completed in a single treatment at our Lima dental clinic with immediate results.
Gum Outline Surgery
A highly aesthetic dental surgery that contours the gums in order to achieve a more perfect alignment of your smile. In some cases it also serves to lengthen shorter teeth. This treatment is fast and simple, often performed with a laser in only one visit to our Lima dental clinic. In leveling the gums, the teeth will have a uniform termination point, which is a prerequisite for successful smile design.