Learn about porcelain veneers

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do you have imperfections such as chipping or staining on the front teeth? Veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution available to patients in the Eugene, OR area who want to improve the look of their smile in a fast, effective, and long-lasting way.

What is a porcelain veneer?

Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros of Distinctive Dentistry describe porcelain veneers as thin coverings made to correct aesthetic issues within the smile. They are best applied on the teeth near the front of the mouth and can cover:

  • Chips/cracks
  • Permanent staining
  • Unusual tooth size
  • Misalignment
  • Gapped teeth

The porcelain veneer may also be referred to as “instant orthodontics” as they can straighten imperfect teeth without years of braces.

Do I need teeth shaving for veneers?

To prepare for veneers, the dentist does need to remove a thin portion of natural tooth enamel. It keeps the bonding of the veneer from adding additional bulk to the smile and ensuring the restoration looks as natural as possible. The amount of natural enamel removed is minor and does not affect the tooth’s health underneath the veneer.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care, most patients will enjoy their porcelain veneers for many years. In most situations, these restorations can last a decade or longer. Patients with veneers still need to attend their routine dental checkups to monitor for signs of cavities or disease that can still develop on the tooth underneath the veneer. Because veneers are stain-resistant, they are often replaced less often than composite resin solutions.

How do I find out more about permanent veneers?

Veneers are a great way to enhance the smile for an extended period, especially when compared to restorations such as composite resin bonding. If you are located in Eugene, Oregon or the surrounding areas and are interested in learning more about the benefits of veneers, contact Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros by calling (541) 255-1287. Distinctive Dentistry is located at 1775 River Road and is available for new patients and families. Our team provides general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services for both children and adults.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Video

Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.