The naturally beautiful smile you deserve
There are many ways in which cosmetic dentistry transforms lives. One of these ways is through complete smile makeovers using porcelain veneers. If you are not confident in your smile and you want to know more about what porcelain veneers can do for you, continue reading below.
Your First Appointment
Your first appointment when you are considering getting porcelain veneers will last an hour or longer. Your dentist will want to know what sort of smile you are wanting at the end of the process so bringing in photographs or magazine clippings of smiles that you like will be helpful. During this first visit, your dentist will perform a routine oral exam and assess the health of your existing teeth. You will then speak with your dentist about how you envision your smile once your veneers have been put in your mouth.
Not only will your dentist want to determine what the shade of your teeth is, but your facial features and the measurements of your face will also be taken into account. Other details such as your skin tone and how symmetrical your face will additionally be noted by your dentist. Once all of the proper information has been obtained, you can feel free to ask your dentist any questions you may still have the procedure. Lastly, your dentist will make a model of what you would like your smile to look like when the entire procedure has been completed.
Preparing Your Teeth
Tooth reduction is one of the most common first steps when a person is opting to get porcelain veneers. Removing 1-2mm of enamel from your existing tooth will allow for the new veneers to lie flat with the teeth that will surround it. Your dentist may also find that some of your teeth need to be reshaped so that your smile can look the way you want them to. An impression of your mouth will then be sent to the lab, and temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth until the permanent veneers are made and ready to be placed.
Placing The Veneers
You will have the option to have local anesthetic administered to you before your veneer placement. First, the temporary veneers will be removed and the fit of the permanent veneers will be checked to ensure they are accurate. You will be able to look at the color, shape, and fit of your veneers before they are permanently attached in order to ensure you are happy with the what your final smile will look like. It is important that you tell your dentist if you are not 100 percent ready to have the permanent veneers attached, as they cannot be altered once they are placed.
If everything works out the way it should, your new veneers will be permanently bonded to the don’t surface of your teeth and your new smile will be ready to show off. If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and how they can give you a beautiful new smile, contact Estrella Dental today.
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