Stained, fractured, and misaligned teeth can be restored with high tech
porcelain, in the form of veneers and crowns, to look natural, whiter
and straighter. The desired color and shape is the result of a smile
analysis using digital imaging and modeling to give the patient a
preview of the potential results. A treatment plan is then formulated
that is sensitive the patient's schedule and budget.
Veneers are fabricated in a porcelain laboratory using high definition
impressions of the patient's teeth and are made to fit over the outside
of the teeth, changing the shape and color as dictated by the smile
design. Each veneer is individually fabricated for a specific tooth,
enabling one veneer to be done to cover just one tooth, where it is made
to match other natural shades in a persons smile, or many veneers can
be done at one time, allowing the entire smile to be changed at once.
Traditionally, some of the surface of the tooth needed to be removed to
allow room for the thickness of the porcelain.
We now have new porcelain technology that allows micro-thin veneers to
be fabricated, eliminating the need to reduce or change the shape of a
person's natural teeth, while still making dramatic changes in the shape
and color of a smile. These veneers are called Lumineers and can not
only reduce the amount of dental work need, but also shortens
appointment times and greatly reduces or eliminates pain and the need
Once bonded to the teeth, veneers are a very strong, durable and a
conservative way to change the appearance of a person's smile. Dramatic
results are possible, and now with Lumineers, it is easier and faster
than ever before to make those cosmetic changes you've been considering.