Have you ever wished you could pull all of your teeth (or better yet have a dentist pull them) and replace them with better ones? Although it might be tempting, it’s not recommended. When possible, keeping your natural teeth is the simplest, healthiest, and most economical option. Extractions are not recommended unless the tooth is badly damaged and not savable. Furthermore, there is no need to go to such extremes for beautiful teeth. Porcelain veneers can make you look like you have a brand new smile, with very little actual alteration to your real teeth.
The veneer procedure
Porcelain tooth veneers can be completed in just a few weeks. The process begins with a consultation, during which your dentist will learn about your goals and expectations. We will explain all of your options, and recommend the best way to achieve the smile that you desire. If you choose veneers, the next step is preparing your teeth and taking impressions.
Unlike some procedures, veneers do not require any extractions or significant alteration to the natural teeth. Depending on the style of veneer, we may need to trim a little enamel to ensure a good, non-bulky fit. Super-thin veneers, such as Lumineers, often require no alteration at all.
Oral health issues
This is not an invasive procedure, and it is appropriate for virtually anyone. However, if you have significant oral health issues, those will need to be addressed for a couple of reasons. First, we may be well known for our cosmetic skills, but we are concerned with more than beauty. A truly fabulous smile is not just radiantly beautiful, but also radiantly healthy. Additionally, beautifying your teeth would be a lost cause if they fell out, so you want to take care of them.
Okay, so the process is easy on your teeth and your schedule, but you want to know the bottom line. What will your smile look like when all is said and done? Imagine a smile so beautiful that it brings tears of joy to your eyes, or incites shrieks of excitement. Since these are among the common reactions we get from our patients, that smile you are imagining is probably a good indication of your results!
Of course, there is no better way to find out what your ideal smile will look like than seeing it every time you look in the mirror. Call us at to schedule your appointment today.