Porcelain Veneers to Transform Your Smile
Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are thin ceramic shells, designed to cover a tooth’s surface to improve the color, shape, length, and size. People with severely discolored, stained, damaged, improperly positioned, or gapped teeth most often choose this popular cosmetic procedure. Each porcelain shell is designed and crafted to carefully fit your teeth, gums, and mouth, in order to match your smile’s natural appearance.
If you’re looking to make a dramatic, immediate and long-lasting improvement to your smile, veneers may be exactly what you’re looking for. At Family Dentistry & Aesthetics, one of our trusted doctors will meet with you to discuss your aesthetic dentistry goals and help customize your treatment plan. Please view our smile gallery to see the amazing results that are possible with this cosmetic treatment.
To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, call our Fort Wayne, IN, office today at (260) 432-0561 to schedule an appointment today with one of our doctors.
Why Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are popular, since they can correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Dental stains and severe discoloration that have failed to respond to teeth whitening.
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Some dental misalignments
- Worn edges
- Gapped or widely spaced teeth
- Overly small or irregularly shaped teeth
Placing Your Veneers
The placement process is quick and minimally invasive, typically handled in just two office visits. During the first appointment, Dr. Teel, or Dr. Gilbert will perform a thorough exam, listen to your concerns, and outline a cosmetic treatment plan to fit your needs. In addition to porcelain veneers, you may decide to add teeth whitening or laser gum contouring for a complete smile design.
After a plan has been solidified, our dentists will prep your teeth by removing a very small amount of enamel, to allow a close and comfortable fit.
To assist the lab technicians in designing your beautiful veneers, our dentists will apply a soft material to your teeth and then sculpt the models. This important step provides our Master Ceramist with a model of the exact shape and dimension of your smile, and is what sets us a part from other dental offices.
Next, the dentist will take an impression of your smile and send the mold, along with the sculpted model, to our dental lab for your veneers to be carefully designed. In most cases, it typically takes about three weeks fabricated, so we will provide you with temporaries while you wait. During this time, our dentists will be in close contact with the lab, making sure your porcelain veneers are designed to meet your expectations.
In the second appointment, the dentist will prep your teeth with a mild solution and use composite resin to permanently bond the veneers. Finally, a special curing light will harden the resin. Once the procedure is complete, and your new smile has been revealed, you can enjoy beautiful, flawless, natural-looking results for decades.
Enjoy Your Smile for Many Years
Made from high-quality materials in a superior lab, your veneers will provide long-lasting results. In addition, you may also notice a boost in self-confidence, improved desire for good health, and improved quality of life. When you’re comfortable in your own skin, you will smile more often. Research shows that smiling makes us more comfortable in social circles, positively affecting our relationships and overall success in life.
To prevent tooth decay and maintain long-lasting results, it’s important that you practice good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing daily, and visiting the dentist every six months.
If you are interested in finding out more information about this cosmetic procedure, our team of doctors and friendly staff are here to help answer your questions. Give us a call at our Fort Wayne, IN, office today at (260) 432-0561 to schedule your consultation.