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Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

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If you have been considering porcelain veneers, it’s important to find a cosmetic dentist who has the training and experience. A dentist who doesn’t have continued education may not be the best doctor to place your veneers.

Dr. Jack Ringer is past president and an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has hundreds of hours in cosmetic dentistry education and training.

Why You Need a Cosmetic Dentist with the AACD

Because the American Dental Association doesn’t consider cosmetic dentistry a specialty, any general dentist can add cosmetic dentistry to his or her list of services. If you are considering porcelain veneers, or even professional teeth whitening, it’s vital that you find a cosmetic dentist who is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

To be an Accredited Member requires hours of continued cosmetic dentistry education. To become an Accredited Fellow takes even more hours of intensive cosmetic dentistry training.

Some dentists may advertise unbeatable prices on porcelain veneers or professional teeth whitening. Make sure you do your research before diving in. If you don’t, you could end up with a less than perfect smile.

Porcelain Veneers Require Expertise

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of dental porcelain that are custom made to fit the fronts of teeth. Without proper training, your dental restorations could end up being too big or too thick for your smile. Dr. Ringer considers everything including:

  • Smile Shape
  • Facial Symmetry
  • Shade
  • Face Shape
  • Brightness
  • Size
  • Gum Line
  • Occlusion

Your First Cosmetic Dentistry Appointment

When you schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills, you and Dr. Ringer will discuss your wants and needs. If your teeth and gums are healthy enough for cosmetic dentistry, your dentist in Orange County will discuss your options.

If one of those options is porcelain veneers, the above will be taken into account and evaluated, to determine if veneers are a good option for your smile. Best of all, because Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills uses the most advanced dental equipment, you can see what your smile looks like with digital imaging before anything begins.

The Porcelain Veneers Process

During your first appointment, Dr. Ringer will take pictures and x-rays to send to the lab for manufacture. Once satisfied with the results, your cosmetic dentist in Anaheim Hills will remove a small layer of enamel creating a smooth layer that will allow for a tight fit and proper placement.

Dr. Ringer and his team will also make an impression or mold of your teeth after the enamel is removed. Because there is about a half a millimeter of enamel removal, you will need temporary dental veneers, made during the same appointment. While temporaries don’t look perfect, they do protect the tooth underneath.

Porcelain Veneer Placement

You will need to wait for a couple of weeks for your custom-made porcelain veneers. Once they are ready, your dream smile is about to become a reality.

Dr. Ringer and his team will remove the temporaries, clean the teeth, and slide the veneers on to check for color and fit. If you are both satisfied with the way your new restorations look, the team will etch the surface before permanently bonding your new veneer into place. After placement, your new tooth or teeth are polished to perfection.

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers in Orange County, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ringer and Dental Cosmetics in Anaheim Hills today.

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