Porcelain Dental Veneers
If you are looking to change the shape, color and/or alignment of your teeth, dental veneers might be for you. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the face of your teeth. Usually, your teeth will be reduced slightly to create the best shape and style for your new smile.
As opposed to waiting months or years for re-alignment with Invisalign or traditional orthodontics, or repeatedly whitening your teeth to maintain the color you want (especially you coffee drinkers), veneers are a great option for patients who are looking to transform their smile permanently and quickly. If you just don’t have enough time for braces or the patience for whitening then veneers may be what you’re looking for.
The difference between us and other dentists?
The difference between veneers that look “Perfect” versus ones that look like “Chiclets” is PLANNING. Most dentists either don’t plan at all or they pass it on to a dental lab to plan your case. When done this way, the outcome of your case is anything but perfect. It’s unpredictable! This is why we keep all of our planning, design and fabrication of your veneers in house. It means that we really understand how to make your dental veneers beautiful without compromising the health of your teeth!
Before anything is ever done to your teeth, a 3D prototype of your final teeth has to be made. The prototype is necessary for two main reasons. First, you only want minimal reduction of your teeth. Any unnecessary reduction can adversely affect the health of the tooth.
The second reason a prototype is needed is that it provides a roadmap so we can make your dental veneers the correct shape and size to fit you. Look at figure 3 and 4 above. Why does one set of veneers look horrible while the other one looks perfect? The reason this happens is because of a lack of planning. No roadmap was made prior to reducing the teeth. This resulted in areas where the tooth was not reduced enough which in turn lead to bulky veneers.
Here are some of the cases we have finished at our office:
Same Day Veneers
This special veneer technique is one that was created by Dr. Peter Nguyen. Same day dental veneers are a great option for patients looking to change their smile in a few hours and at half the cost. In fact, you can actually have a new smile in one appointment. Same day veneers are much more versatile than traditional porcelain veneers; not only can you change your smile, but you can also fix the function of your teeth as well. In general, the biggest advantage that same day dental veneers have over traditional porcelain veneers is that there is almost no grinding of your natural teeth . In fact, no grinding may be needed at all, which means you may not need to be numbed up. Same day dental veneers can also be repaired in a matter of minutes if it chips or breaks.