If you had the chance to hit the reset button on your smile, would you? For many people, the answer to that question is, “Yes!” without a moment’s hesitation. If you are one of those people, then speak to Dr. Bond or Dr. Ganfield about porcelain veneers in Newark. As you age, you’re bound to see changes in the appearance of your teeth. There may be permanent stains, chips, cracks, fractures or worn teeth. All of these can detract from the beauty of your smile and impact your self-confidence. Porcelain veneers can hide all of those imperfections so your smile looks perfect to you and others!
Among dentists, porcelain veneers have a nickname. They are often called “instant orthodontics” because they make quick work of dramatically changing a smile. In addition to correcting teeth that are structurally damaged, they can also improve the appearance of teeth with gaps between them or teeth that are slightly crooked. Porcelain veneers are a single cosmetic treatment that can correct a number of smile flaws at the same time.
The road to a new smile with veneers begins with a consultation. Our dentists want to work hand-in-hand with you to make sure you end up with the smile you have in mind and that looks natural on you. Your porcelain veneers will be individually designed to not only correct the appearance of a specific tooth, but to also look appropriate for the size and shape of your mouth, lips, and facial features.
Once you and Dr. Bond or Dr. Ganfield have settled on the overall look of your finished smile, we can get started on the mechanics of designing your veneers. We begin by taking a comprehensive collection of photographs, digital X-rays, and impressions of your teeth. With this information, your dentist is able to design veneers that will fit comfortably in your mouth.
Then, your teeth must be slightly altered in order to make room for the veneers. A very slim layer of enamel is filed away—about the same thickness as a veneer. Once this step is completed, we’ll give you a temporary set of veneers made of acrylic. These will not only protect your teeth, but also give you some time to adjust to the feeling of having something on your teeth all the time.
In a couple of weeks, you’ll return to White Clay Dental Associates to have your custom crafted porcelain veneers bonded in to place. Made of fine dental porcelain, your veneers will look natural and can last for 20 years or more with daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.
Are you ready to reset your smile with porcelain veneers? Contact our dental office in Newark to reserve a consultation.