Transforming Your Smile
Porcelain Veneers New Orleans
Do slight imperfections in your smile make you feel self-conscious? Though your teeth and gums may be perfectly healthy, one or two minor flaws can upstage everything that is beautiful about your smile.
The family dentistry practice of Raul F. Ramirez, D.D.S., offers porcelain veneers to our patients in New Orleans and surrounding communities. Veneers are an excellent option to address a range of cosmetic concerns, and provide natural-looking, long-lasting results. Reach out to us today to learn more during a consultation.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, high-grade ceramic shells that adhere to the front of a patient's natural teeth. Porcelain is naturally translucent and glossy, mimicking the appearance of a tooth's enamel. Porcelain veneers can be applied to one or more teeth and are crafted to match surrounding teeth. This simple, effective treatment can conceal minor cosmetic imperfections including discoloration, chips, and cracks in the teeth.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have a healthy mouth free of disease and decay, you are most likely a good candidate for veneers. Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to conceal:
- Stubborn staining and discoloration
- Chipped teeth
- Overlapped or crooked teeth
- Small or misshapen teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Overall, porcelain veneers enhance your smile's symmetry and uniformity, two traits associated with a classically attractive smile.
The Procedure: A Breakdown
Porcelain veneers can restore our patients' confidence and create a beautiful, symmetrical smile in as little as two visits. During an initial consultation, Dr. Ramirez will discuss your aesthetic goals and treatment plan with you, and take impressions of your teeth. This information will be used to create your customized veneers at our off-site dental laboratory.
During this visit, the teeth you wish to treat will be prepared to receive your permanent restorations. A thin layer of your enamel will be removed to ensure your veneers fit flush with your surrounding teeth, and Dr. Ramirez will gently texture the surface of the teeth for better adhesion with the bonding agent. You will receive temporary veneers at this time.
During your second visit, roughly two to four weeks later, your temporary veneers will be removed and your permanent veneers will be placed. Each veneer will be bonded to your teeth using an dental cement. A special curing light will harden the bonding agent, providing a durable, strong foundation.
Once they are bonded into place, porcelain veneers offer immediate cosmetic enhancement. Porcelain is naturally resistant to staining, ensuring you can enjoy your brighter, whiter smile for years to come.
Schedule an Appointment
If your smile is healthy, but slight imperfections cause you to feel self-conscious, veneers can help you achieve the beautiful smile you desire. At the practice of Raul F. Ramirez, D.D.S. we are proud to provide our patients with a full-service dental practice that performs a comprehensive range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services. We see patients from local Metairie, greater Louisiana, and nationally. Start your journey toward a healthy, beautiful smile today. Contact our office to schedule a consultation.