What are Porcelain Veneers, and why are they a popular aesthetic treatment? 

Aztec, New Mexico area patients with imperfections on the teeth near the front of the smile may be curious about how to resolve them. Chipped, cracked, or permanently stained or gapped teeth often negatively affect the smile’s appearance. You can disguise these areas by using restorations such as natural-looking porcelain veneers to improve your overall smile appearance.

Porcelain Veneers

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.

What are porcelain veneers?

The team at Aztec Family Dental describes the porcelain veneer as a thin “facing” or dental laminate that is used for cosmetic dental treatment. Natural-looking veneers are customized to the patient’s unique smile to blend in beautifully, covering certain imperfections that can impact the teeth near the front of the smile, known as the “anterior teeth.”

Why are porcelain veneers a popular cosmetic dental treatment?

Porcelain veneers are just one of several common cosmetic treatments available at our office. There are several advantages to using our porcelain veneers to enhance the smile:

  • Porcelain veneers are a non-invasive, painless way to whiten and brighten your smile instantly.
  • Porcelain veneers can also be used for dental restoration on patients with chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers are highly durable and long-lasting – up to 15 years with the appropriate care and maintenance.
  • Porcelain veneers are also natural looking, so no one can tell you have them!

Schedule a consultation visit with Dr. James Durfey and his team today to learn more about natural-looking veneers for your smile!

At Aztec Family Dental, we understand that a healthy, beautiful smile is an important asset. Our team prioritizes delivering exceptional, customized care to assist patients in reaching their dental goals. We look forward to making your smile shine, so contact us today for more information on porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dental treatments! We are located in Aztec, NM, at 503 South Main Avenue and can be reached by phone at (505) 390-1117. We border the state line of Colorado and serve patients in and around the communities of Gallup, Flora Vista, Farmington, and Bloomfield, NM.