A beautiful, brilliantly white, perfectly aligned smile may not be a natural gift, but it doesn’t have to mean years of invasive restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments or orthodontic procedures. Instead, the Hendricksen & White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry team in Goode, can create a picture-perfect smile in just two visits to our office, using porcelain veneers. If you’re interested in finding out more about porcelain veneers or any of our other treatment options, call to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation appointment in our comfortable, state-of-the-art Goode dentistry practice. We’ll evaluate your smile, discuss treatment options, and partner with you to plan for porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or any other treatment to create the flawless smile you desire.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain shaped to mimic the appearance of a flawless smile. These sheaths are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth, creating a beautiful smile you’ll be proud to share.
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Your porcelain veneers will be placed over the course of just two treatment visits. During the initial appointment, we numb the area to be treated. Then, we remove a small amount of surface enamel. This preparation allows your veneer to fit into your natural smile line. Next, we capture impressions that are used by our lab to craft your custom restoration. Before you leave the first visit, we place a temporary to protect your prepared teeth and allow you to get used to the look and feel of your new smile. When the lab completes and returns your custom veneers, you’ll come back in for your second appointment. This visit is short and comfortable. We simply remove your temporary veneers. Then, we place the custom crafted porcelain veneers, leaving you with a beautiful smile.
Should I Consider Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers have been referred to as “instant orthodontics” or “instant smile makeovers,” because they can be used to completely transform your appearance with just one simple treatment. Whether you want to brighten, straighten, or otherwise perfect your smile, veneers may be the answer. They are ideal for those patients who want to repair cosmetic flaws without investing in time consuming, invasive procedures.
How do I Care for My Veneers?
When properly cared for, your porcelain veneers can last for ten or more years. Proper care includes daily brushing and flossing as you would do with your natural, healthy smile. We may recommend using a softer toothbrush or less abrasive toothpaste to reduce wear and extend the longevity of your veneers. To avoid pulling around the edges of your veneers, you may want to use a waxed floss or even a water flosser. Most importantly, you should keep up your biannual dental checkups and teeth cleanings in our office. During these regular visits, we’ll carefully assess your veneers for signs of wear, and help you keep your smile looking great.