Are you troubled by chips, cracks or stains on your teeth? Would you prefer to have straighter, more even teeth, but can’t stand the idea of going through a long orthodontic process? Porcelain veneers can correct a wide variety of common aesthetic teeth problems and can be used alone or with other cosmetic or restorative-dentistry procedures. If your teeth are discolored, chipped or misaligned, they can be transformed into a whiter, brighter, beautifully designed smile with porcelain veneers. Contact SmileSolutions for more information about this revolutionary treatment.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to your teeth and used to correct imperfections and rebuild strength and durability. They are custom-made with premium porcelain that looks natural, blends beautifully with the surrounding teeth, and is resistant to staining or discoloration.
The veneers procedure can usually be completed within two visits. During your first appointment, your dentist will remove part of your enamel to make room for the porcelain. After the enamel is removed, an impression of your teeth is made and then sent to a dental service lab. On your next visit, your custom-made veneers will be tried out to make sure they fit just right. After you feel comfortable with results, we will affix them to your teeth with a cement-like paste. You will leave the office that day with a new and beautiful smile.
Veneers offer our patients a quick and effective way to improve years of damage or fix a recent chip, tooth wear, or crack in a tooth.
Benefits of Dental Laminates
Because porcelain veneers are custom-made for each individual, every patient is able to have a specialized mouth makeover. Veneers are stain-resistant and, unlike crowns, require minimal tooth surface removal. These can be made to be more translucent and allow more of the natural tooth to show, therefore providing a more natural appearance or they can be designed to mask discolored or dark teeth. Each one is a custom designed work of art that mimics the characteristics of the natural enamel.
Lumineers are a popular veneer option because they are a "minimal preparation" or "no-preparation" procedure that is attractive to both dentists and patients who benefit from the concept of tooth preservation. This technique is best used with patients who have spacing in their smile and only minor tooth rotations. Most cosmetic dentists employ conservative bonding techniques in which they only remove enough surface enamel to allow a ceramist to make life-like teeth for patients. Often Lumineers do not require the dentist to grind, cut or file down any tooth structure for proper placement. The veneers are adhesively bonded to the "facial (front) surface" of the teeth, making the process as much of a minimally invasive procedure as possible.
Lumineers vs. Traditional Veneers
Traditional veneers and their thick nature require the grinding down of your original tooth structure. This can be a painful, anxious experience that many patients would prefer to avoid. Lumineers are unique in that they are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of enamel. Lumineers are so thin they require little to no tooth reduction and no shots. Once the procedure is completed, there is no tooth sensitivity or placement discomfort, so they look and feel natural from the moment they are placed. With Lumineers you can eat and drink anything you want with confidence because they are applied in the most durable way possible.
With Lumineers you get:
- A painless procedure
- Sensitivity-free results
- Permanently white results that last
- A quick and easy process
Your Lumineers can be installed in two easy visits to bring out a beautiful new smile. During the first visit a precision custom mold will be taken so that personalized veneers can be created, then you and your dentist will choose the shade you think works best for your new, permanently white smile. On your second visit, your Lumineers are checked for fit and shade then painlessly attached giving you a healthy, natural smile.