Are Porcelain Veneers for You?

For dental patients wanting everything from a subtle change to a complete smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry offers many options. One of the most popular choices are porcelain veneers.

Dr. Albert Caves, a cosmetic and general dentist, offers his Columbus area patients both composite tooth bonding and porcelain veneers as a cosmetic option for those seeking a change to their smile as well as to treat a variety of dental problems:

  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
  • Repair chipped or broken teeth
  • Cover stained or discolored teeth

While composite tooth bonding is a removable veneer that is attached directly to the tooth, porcelain veneers are permanent and can last for many years with proper oral hygiene, including regular preventive care visits to Dr. Caves for thorough dental cleanings and exams.

Porcelain veneers are made from a thin, translucent material and both appear and function just like a natural tooth. They reflect light in much the same way a natural tooth does, allowing them to fit seamlessly into a patient’s smile. They are highly stain resistant, offering years of bright, white smiles! Dr. Caves will perform a thorough exam and recommend the best treatment option to suit a patient’s oral health needs, their personal goals and their budget.

Dr. Caves is one of few Columbus area dentists to offer patients the convenience of same day treatment: using CEREC technology, Dr. Caves can fit, create and place a porcelain veneer in a single visit!

The porcelain veneer procedure typically produces only mild tenderness that will go away within a day or two. Composite tooth bonding is also completed in a single visit, and is used to correct minor dental problems and cosmetic issues- they are not permanent and do not offer all of the benefits of porcelain veneers.

If you would like to discuss what porcelain veneers can offer you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Caves in his Columbus dental office.