How Porcelain Veneers Are Done
Porcelain veneers can offer dental patients a truly safe and long-lasting correction to tooth discoloration. They can also help you to correct the appearance of slight crookedness, gaps between teeth or even the damage of a chipped tooth. Whatever your cosmetic dentistry needs are, porcelain veneers could be an ideal choice for you. Dr. Quigless and his staff will assist you in understanding how porcelain veneers can correct and enhance your smile.
Porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures because they offer long-lasting, dramatic results. The veneers are made of thin, durable porcelain which Dr. Quigless will match to your tooth color. Because porcelain does not react to tooth whitening procedures, it is best to have your teeth whitened first, if that is something you are considering. Then your veneers can be matched to your new bright smile.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
After your dental examination is done, options are discussed, and veneers are determined to be the best way to go, two visits are required.
- Dr. Quigless will prepare your teeth for the veneers, removing a very small amount of enamel to make space. He will then take digital photographs and measurements and create a mold for our dental lab to follow in crafting your veneers. There is usually no need for any temporary veneers in the period before your second visit.
- Dr. Quigless will clean and dry the teeth to be veneered and temporarily attach your new veneers. You can see them in the hand mirror. He will test your bite and fine-tune any shaping needed for the veneers to fit well. When you and he are both satisfied he will bond them permanently to your teeth.
By placing smooth, shiny porcelain over the surface of your teeth, Dr. Quigless can provide you with the bright, straight, and natural looking smile you've always wanted or dreamed of having.
Porcelain is resistant to staining and with good care will remain bright and attractive for many years. Give your veneered teeth the same daily brushing and flossing that you give your natural teeth and come for your regular cleanings and check-ups. Regular checking up means that Dr. Quigless can catch any potential problems early.
When it comes to something as important as your smile, only the best is good enough. Dr. Quigless has both the artistic eye and scientific knowledge to give you the best possible cosmetic dental work. He will be happy to guide you and answer any porcelain veneer questions you may have.
To set up your complimentary consultation, please contact our cosmetic dentistry office today.
8083 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144