Often, people feel self conscious about their smiles due to stains or misalignment. But what if there was a type of dental procedure that could address a myriad of dental imperfections in as little as two visits? In today’s blog, we explain how natural looking porcelain veneers can transform your smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry can give you more than a beautiful smile
We understand the importance of a beautiful smile. In fact, according to a recent Kelton Research study, people will bright, gorgeous smiles are considered more attractive and successful. A large portion of the people polled for the Kelton Research study also said a beautiful smile was one of the first things they noticed when meeting someone new.
Dr. Fondriest provides the latest in cosmetic dental technology to help you receive the smile you deserve! In addition to porcelain veneers, Dr. Fondriest offers professional teeth whitening systems you can use from the comfort of your own home. We also offer natural looking restorations, such as crowns and tooth colored fillings, to help you maintain optimal dental health.
How Can Natural Looking Porcelain Veneers be Used?
These tooth coverings are made of thin shells of special dental material. Veneers are placed on a patient’s front teeth, allowing a cosmetic dentist to correct multiple dental issues. With porcelain veneers, patients can undergo a complete smile restoration. Veneers help repair a variety of imperfections, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- The appearance of misaligned teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- The appearance of malformed teeth
Benefits of cosmetic tooth coverings
Cosmetic tooth coverings can be created out of composite resin or porcelain. While composite veneers can be created in one appointment, veneers require two visits. Porcelain tooth coverings are stain resistant, and with the proper care, can provide decades of smile restoration. In addition, dental veneers can be shaded to blend seamlessly with your smile, matching your natural teeth. The porcelain material used to make veneers can reflect light in a similar manner as tooth enamel. This means veneers provide esthetically pleasing smile improvement.
Why Natural Looking Porcelain Veneers are an Excellent Cosmetic Option
Porcelain veneers are one of the most comprehensive and longest lasting forms of cosmetic treatment available today. They can help address a number of concerns, in one fell swoop, and they can last more than two decades with good oral hygiene. Some veneers require no preparation of your natural tooth, making them ideal for patients with enamel that is healthy.
That is because the porcelain used for veneers, as well as many dental crowns, is durable, stain resistant and beautiful, too, much like your teeth’s own enamel. Porcelain can also be carefully crafted to match your teeth in shade, shape, size and even contouring, and because the porcelain has a natural sheen, once polished, the resulting treatment will look like your smile, just greatly enhanced.
Artistic Smile Design
For patients considering Cosmetic tooth coverings to perfect their smiles, talk to Dr. Fondriest. He will perform a thorough oral examination to see if porcelain veneers provide the best means of improving your smile. We take several factors into consideration when choosing a patient’s procedures, including lip drape, facial asymmetries, and the movement of the mouth during speech. Dr. Fondriest believes in artistic smile design, the idea that your dental work should reflect your personality and unique facial structure.
Receiving cosmetic tooth coverings for your smile
Dr. Fondriest will first sit down with you to discuss your smile goals. Photographs, impressions, and x-rays will then be taken of your smile. These materials will be used to create a step by step plan for applying your porcelain veneers. Next, he will prepare the surface of your teeth by removing a minuscule layer of enamel. In some cases, patients may not require the removal of any tooth structure.
Using our specifications, along with the impressions and photographs, our expert ceramist will craft your porcelain veneers. Often, this step can take up to ten weeks. Dr. Fondriest may apply temporary veneers during this period. Once your veneers are complete, they are bonded in. We will check the fit of your new restorations to ensure comfort and strength. He will then place the veneers using a powerful bonding agent.
Are you considering natural looking porcelain veneers?
Interested in restoring your smile with our innovative and natural looking porcelain veneers? Cosmetic tooth coverings are a popular method of smile improvement, providing multiple dental procedures in just one simple technique. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we offer patients state of the art cosmetic dental procedures to obtain healthy, beautiful smiles.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist. He serves clients from throughout the United States