Take Your Smile From Average To Dazzling With Porcelain Veneers or Lumineers From The Art Of Smile Dental!
Are you looking to improve a smile that you are unhappy with? Many people with chipped, stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or slightly crooked front teeth desire a brighter, cleaner, more attractive smile. If this sounds like you, porcelain veneers or Lumineers are the right solution to quickly and naturally improve a smile you are dissatisfied with.
Porcelain veneers, extremely thin and light shells made of porcelain and bonded to the fronts of teeth to change their color, surface or shape are the current treatment of choice for creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile. They require a minimal amount of tooth reduction of approximately .5 mm making them a more conservative restoration than a crown. Porcelain veneers allow us to alter tooth position, shape, size and color, correcting such defects as stains that have not responded to tooth whitening, slightly crooked or oddly-shaped teeth, uneven tooth surfaces, chips, gaps, and fillings that have become discolored with time, making them the ideal solution for most esthetic issues.
During the initial consultation at The Art of Smile Dental we begin the transformation process by discussing your hopes and expectations for the new smile you would like to achieve. We then perform a smile analysis to assess the current position, shape, size and color of your natural teeth and determine the changes required to achieve the smile you desire. We also take digital photos and impressions to create a realistic representation of your teeth from which the ideal tooth alignment wax model for your veneers will be made.
We then proceed to the trial smile stage, where we create your new smile with temporary veneers to confirm their fit, look and feel. Your models are then sent to a dental lab where your permanent custom-made veneers are fabricated according to the exact specifications provided. Qnce your veneers are back from the lab, and the perfect look and fit are confirmed, we gently bond them in place for a smile that is radiant, vibrant and full of life!
In some cases of cosmetic smile transformation, dental Lumineers may be suggested in lieu of traditional porcelain veneers. Lumineers, also known as no-preparation veneers are contact lens-thin porcelain shells that are placed over existing teeth without reducing the original tooth structure. Because the original teeth remain intact, placing Lumineers usually does not require any anesthetic shots or tooth preparation.
Lumineers can be a great cosmetic solution for people with small wide-spaced teeth that are misshapen, broken or strained that do not require major changes in alignment. In more complex cases involving larger or crowded teeth and requiring extensive changes to position, shape or color of the natural teeth to achieve the best cosmetic results, porcelain veneers remain the treatment of choice.
Typically, transforming your smile with either porcelain veneers or Lumineers only takes two visits, and there are usually a follow up visit or two for final adjustments and polishing, and to review instructions for care of your new enhanced smile to ensure it lasts years and years.
One phone call is all it takes to set you on the path to a beautiful, natural-looking smile. To discuss how you can get a smile you’ve always wanted in just a couple of visits with porcelain veneers or Lumineers, call us at The Art Of Smile Dental. You’ll be happy you did!