PORCELAIN VENEERSAt Distinctive Dental Concepts, watching patients see their brilliant new smile for the first time is the highlight of our day. Sometimes referred to as instant orthodontics, veneers can dramatically transform your smile. A set of veneers can correct chips, stains, and even deeply discolored teeth. But they can also alter the length and size of teeth or help give the appearance of a straight tooth where there is not. While it may sound dramatic, it isn’t. Veneers provide a highly conservative approach to esthetic smile makeovers. Veneers are the ultimate combination of dental art and science, handcrafted and customized to fit your smile. These paper-thin pieces of porcelain bond to the outside of your natural teeth. But just because they’re thin, don’t be fooled. Veneers are highly versatile and can replicate all the complex nuances of a natural tooth.
GOOD PLANNING PAVES THE WAYThere’s a lot of diagnostic work and careful planning that goes into a treatment plan that includes veneers. Models, photographs, and digital x-rays allow you and our doctors to create a perfect blueprint to guide your treatment from start to finish. Like all successful projects, this planning can’t be compromised. Our doctors will consider your input and incorporate your desires into your veneer case, from color to shape and everything in between.
THE NEXT STEPSOnce our doctors plan your case, it will take around two appointments before you leave with a stunning new smile. At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for the ultra-thin porcelain to be crafted by a master lab technician. Our doctors will create temporary restorations that mimic the veneers, which you’ll wear for up to three weeks. These temporaries provide a preview of your new smile and lets you try it out to see if any further changes are needed.
DELIVERING THE MAGICAfter your veneers have been masterfully crafted to our doctors’ specific instructions, you’ll return for a second appointment. Our doctors will try in each veneer and evaluate the appearance and fit. They will go through several steps to precisely bond the thin veneers to the surface of your teeth, creating an incredibly strong bond between tooth and porcelain. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish will leave you with a smile that may have you wondering why you waited so long to find Distinctive Dental Concepts.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain bonded to the teeth’ front surface to improve their appearance. They are commonly used to enhance teeth’ color, shape, size, or length.
Porcelain veneers can effectively address various cosmetic dental concerns, including discoloration, stains, chipped or worn teeth, gaps, and misalignment.
While porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dental solution, they may not suit individuals with significant tooth decay, gum disease, or those who clench or grind their teeth excessively. A dental consultation can determine if veneers are the right option.
On average, porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years or even longer with proper care. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices can contribute to their longevity.