Porcelain Veneers

At Vital Dental, watching patients see their brilliant new smile for the first time highlights our days. Veneers can dramatically transform a smile, sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics.” A set of veneers can correct chips, stains, and even deeply discolored teeth. But they can also alter the length and size of teeth or help give the appearance of a straight tooth where there is not. While it may sound dramatic, it isn’t. Veneers provide a highly conservative approach to esthetic smile makeovers.

Veneers are one of dentistry’s ultimate combination of dental art and science, handcrafted and customized to fit your smile. These paper-thin pieces of porcelain bond to the outside of your natural teeth. But just because they’re thin, don’t be fooled. Veneers are highly versatile and can replicate all the complex nuances of a natural tooth.

Good Planning Paves the Way

There’s a lot of diagnostic work and careful planning that goes into a treatment plan that includes veneers. Models, photographs, and digital X-rays allow you and Dr. Asad Ahsan to create a perfect blueprint to guide your treatment from start to finish. Like all successful projects, this planning can’t be compromised. Dr. Asad Ahsan will consider your input and incorporate your desires into your veneer case, from color to shape and everything in between.

The Next Steps

Once Dr. Asad Ahsan plans your case, it will take around two appointments before you leave with a stunning new smile. At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for the ultra-thin porcelain to be crafted by a master lab technician.

Dr. Asad Ahsan will create temporary acrylic restorations that mimic the veneers, which you’ll wear for up to three weeks. These temporaries provide a preview of the general appearance of your new smile and lets you see try it out to see if any further changes are needed.

Delivering the Magic

After your veneers have been masterfully crafted to you and Dr. Asad Ahsan’s specific instructions, you’ll return for a second appointment. Dr. Asad Ahsan will try in each veneer and evaluate the appearance and fit, giving you an opportunity to preview the new look. He will go through several steps to precisely bond the thin veneers to the surface of your teeth, creating an incredibly strong bond between tooth and porcelain. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish will leave you with a smile that may have you wondering why you waited so long to find Vital Dental

Frequently Asked Questions

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain that are custom-made to cover the front surface of teeth. They are designed to enhance the appearance of teeth, improving their shape, size, and color.

What dental issues can porcelain veneers address?

Porcelain veneers can address various cosmetic concerns, including stained or discolored teeth, chipped or worn teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, and minor misalignments.

How are porcelain veneers different from other cosmetic dental treatments?

Porcelain veneers provide a versatile cosmetic solution for multiple issues in a single treatment. Unlike teeth whitening, which focuses on discoloration, veneers can address a range of aesthetic concerns simultaneously.

What is the process of getting porcelain veneers?

The process involves an initial consultation, tooth preparation, impressions, and the bonding of the veneers to the teeth. The entire procedure typically takes a few appointments.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers are a permanent cosmetic solution. While they can last for many years, they may need replacement over time due to wear or damage.

Do porcelain veneers require special care?

Porcelain veneers do not require special care beyond regular oral hygiene practices. It’s essential to brush, floss, and attend regular dental check-ups to maintain the health of the veneered teeth.

Can I still get cavities with porcelain veneers?

While porcelain veneers themselves are resistant to decay, the underlying teeth are still susceptible to cavities. Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial to prevent cavities and ensure the longevity of the veneers.

Can porcelain veneers be whitened if they become stained over time?

Unlike natural teeth, porcelain veneers do not respond to traditional teeth whitening methods. If staining occurs, replacing the veneers may be necessary to restore their original appearance.

 Are porcelain veneers suitable for everyone?

Porcelain veneers are a suitable option for many individuals, but a thorough examination by a dentist is needed to determine candidacy. In some cases, alternative cosmetic treatments may be recommended.

 Do porcelain veneers look natural?

Yes, porcelain veneers are known for their natural appearance. They mimic the translucency and light-reflecting properties of natural teeth, providing a beautiful and lifelike smile.

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