Porcelain veneers could be just what you need if you promised yourself a healthy new look for 2018. You may think fixing your cracks, chips, or discolored teeth is just an esthetic issue, but as Dr. Jack Ringer, Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry explains, porcelain veneers can actually help protect you against tooth decay and gum disease.
Because porcelain veneers are custom made for you, it is virtually impossible for anyone but Dr. Ringer to tell if your tooth is natural or not. Because porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, unlike the enamel on your teeth, you will have a whiter smile as long as you take care with good oral hygiene habits.
Although some of the enamel needs to be removed to make way for the thin sheet of porcelain veneers, unlike dental crowns, allow you to keep the majority of your natural tooth.
If you have had no luck with over the counter or professional tooth whitening, porcelain veneers can make even the darkest stains disappear making your smile white and bright.
Porcelain veneers can be used if you have small gaps or minor overlaps. If you have teeth that overlap, you are more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay as it is more difficult to brush and floss.
Other Uses for Porcelain Veneers
If you have root canal discoloration or internal stains from excessive fluoride use or drugs such as tetracycline, tooth-whitening products probably haven’t whitened your teeth. Porcelain veneers can permanently rid your smile of unsightly stains that have been making you feel self-conscious. Your smile is what people first notice when you meet them and if you aren’t happy about yours; cosmetic veneers could be just what your self-esteem needs.
Worn Down Teeth
If your teeth are worn from age or teeth clenching or grinding, talk to Dr. Ringer about porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can give you a new grin by getting rid of those worn down teeth. If you suffer from bruxism, talk to Dr. Ringer about oral appliance therapy to help with your chronic tooth grinding.
Teeth that are Uneven
Teeth that have bulges or craters in them, are uneven, misaligned or irregularly shaped can see tremendous results with porcelain veneers. Dr. Ringer will custom make dental veneers that will give you a reason to smile again.
Your mother may think that gap between your front teeth is cute, but if it has bugged you for years, you may want to talk to Dr. Ringer about custom-made porcelain veneers. That small space can be a thing of the past when you are fitted with veneers.
The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
This cosmetic dental procedure requires three trips to Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills. This includes the consultation, the fitting, and the application.
The first appointment involves you and Dr. Ringer. It is up to you to let Dr. Ringer know what you want your smile to look like. Explain the problems that you see with your teeth and what you expect from porcelain veneers. A thorough examination will be taken to determine if you and porcelain veneers are a good fit. The treatment will also be discussed with digital impressions and possible x-rays being taken before a small amount of enamel is removed to make way for the veneer. Dr. Ringer may also make a mold or impression to send to the lab for veneer manufacture. You may or may not need temporary veneers.
When your new veneers are ready, which usually takes about two or three weeks, Dr. Ringer will temporarily place your new veneer on each tooth to check for color and fit. Once satisfied with placement, he will clean and etch to roughen up the tooth; this allows the tooth to bond to the veneer strongly and securely. He will then apply a tooth colored cement that matches the veneer and your natural teeth. Once in place it will be hardened or cured with a light or laser. Once cured, the veneer will be trimmed and checked for bite and comfort.
Treat yourself to a new smile in 2018 and contact Dr. Ringer for a no obligation porcelain veneer consultation. You won’t believe the difference it will make to your self-confidence. Call or click today.