Porcelain Veneers

Your smile is often the first feature that others see. If you’re self-conscious about your teeth due to functional or cosmetic reasons, you may not smile as readily as you would like. As a result, you may appear less happy and approachable than you really are. Fortunately, there are aesthetic enhancement options that can help. Porcelain dental veneers can improve the appearance of your smile with benefits that can last for decades. Chips, stains, gaps, misalignment, and other issues can all be effectively treated with porcelain dental veneers. Our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Joseph G. Willardsen, can renew your teeth in a single visit with these advanced treatment options. When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Willardsen will examine your areas of concern and develop a customized treatment plan that can optimize your results.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers:

  • Improved appearance of asymmetrical, short, or worn down teeth
  • Correction of chips, gaps, and misalignment
  • Diminished appearance of dental stains and discoloration
  • Enhanced structural support of cracked, fractured, or otherwise weakened teeth
  • Typically little to no downtime following the procedure
  • Long-lasting results resistant to future staining or yellowing
  • Revitalized appearance of existing dental restorations such as dental crowns and bridges
  • Personalized treatment plan for the most natural look and most comfortable fit possible

As one of the most popular methods of cosmetic smile enhancement, porcelain veneers offer numerous advantages. Comprised of very thin pieces of ceramic, porcelain veneers are essentially molded shells that are custom-designed to precisely fit your teeth. Once they have been carefully crafted, the veneers are placed on top of your natural teeth to improve the appearance of your smile.

Plus, porcelain dental veneers are designed to be exceptionally durable. These advanced treatments can significantly enhance the look of your smile for several years. At True Dentistry, we only utilize the highest-quality materials and most advanced techniques available to optimize your experience and outcome.

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Porcelain Veneers Procedure

When you first arrive for your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss how you would like to improve the appearance of your smile with our skilled dentist and experienced dental team. Dr. Willardsen will then evaluate your teeth and gums and develop a customized treatment plan that best addresses your unique dental needs and cosmetic goals. This is a collaborative process, and you are encouraged to speak freely about your desired outcome. There are multiple types of porcelain veneers, and he will guide you in selecting the option that can offer the best possible results.

Once the treatment plan has been formulated, Dr. Willardsen will create an impression of your teeth out of wax, which we call a “wax-up.” This mold will be used as a blueprint for your custom-made porcelain veneers. We have an on-site dental lab where we manufacture the porcelain shells, ensuring the highest level of quality and care. In fact, you will have the chance to meet with our lab technician, who will personally engineer your dental veneers.

Porcelain Veneers Technology

With our state-of-the-art molding technology, Dr. Willardsen can often create your temporary veneers in a single visit, without the need to return at a later date for the final fitting. The temporary set of veneers will be worn for a brief period, and they give you time to determine if any changes are necessary to achieve the smile of your dreams. In many cases, we can provide minimal or no-prep veneers that can further streamline the process. Our conservative approach helps to maintain more, if not all, of your natural tooth for a smile that’s healthy, resilient, and aesthetically appealing.

When the permanent porcelain veneers are ready to be placed, they will be set onto the front part of the tooth (with porcelain veneers, only the visible part of the affected tooth needs to be covered, rather than the entire tooth). A durable cement material is used to hold the veneer in place with results that can last for many, many years. For the final touch, the veneer is color-tinted to match your surrounding teeth, allowing for incredibly natural-looking results. Your outcome is a primary concern, and there are multiple checkpoints throughout the process to help ensure your final smile is as discussed.

Porcelain dental veneers are strong, beautiful options to restore a number of teeth imperfections. These treatments are extraordinarily effective ways to improve aesthetic and functional dental issues with results that can have you smiling with confidence again. Furthermore, the process can be quick and easy, so there’s no reason to delay obtaining the smile you have always wanted and deserve to have. Our porcelain veneers FAQs page can provide even more information.

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