Porcelain veneers is one of the exciting ways Dr. Gary Radz, a dentist in Denver, Colorado, does a smile makeover. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that goes over the top of the tooth to change shape, color and size so that the effect you're looking for can be achieved. Because the veneer is so thin, the amount of tooth structure removed is minimized, Dr. Radz says, which is a more conservative way in changing someone's smile and still achieving the ultimate smile makeover one is looking for.
When using veneers, the final outcome is a very natural-appearing smile and it doesn't look like someone's had something done, which is one of the biggest reasons Dr. Radz enjoys using veneers. Porcelain veneers should last 10-20 years, he says, and their longevity is really dictated by three things, how good of a job the dentist does, how good of a job the ceramist does and how well the patient takes care of them. Dr. Radz does the best he can to educate his patients on how to take care of them so that the veneers can last a long time.
Dr. Gary Radz is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, a featured network of Sequence Media Group. Dr. Radz practices dentistry in Denver, Colorado at Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado. Sleep Better TV provides online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.