If you’ve ever dreamed of what a beautiful smile makeover could do for you, you may have investigated porcelain veneers. These thin wafers of porcelain are created to give your teeth all the color variation, translucency, and sparkle of natural teeth, while taking years off your appearance and investing you with newfound confidence. And they can often take just two visits, earning them the nickname instant smile makeover.
Your First Porcelain Veneers Visit
When you come to Price and Associates for a smile makeover, we will take photos of your teeth, and you will meet with Dr. Price. Her first concern is to listen carefully to make sure she understands your ideas and desires. She will discuss your options with you, look at your photos with you, and suggest a smile style for you. Once treatment begins, she will create a set of provisional veneers based on the smile style you come up with, so you can make sure you’ll like how they will look on you.
Wearing Your Provisionals
If there is any tooth preparation needed, Dr. Price may shave a very slim layer of enamel from your teeth. A slight preparation makes for an even transition from the tooth surface to the veneer. Otherwise, there may be a little bump where the porcelain starts. Impressions will then be taken of your teeth. Those impressions will be sent to the ceramist. Meanwhile, you will get to wear your provisionals for two weeks. This way you can really experience what it will be like to have your new smile. You can ask your family and friends and really grow comfortable. If there is anything you don’t like about how they look, those changes can be made before the permanent veneers are completed.
Placing Your Permanent Veneers
We have a master ceramist craft the porcelain veneers in a laboratory to match the smile design and color you have selected. When they come back, Dr. Price will place your veneers with a try-in paste so you can see what they look like. She wants you to be absolutely in love with them, and she won’t bond them permanently until you are. Even at this stage, if you’re not thrilled, she’ll send them back to the ceramist to make changes or even re-make them if necessary. They won’t be bonded on unless you adore your new smile. That’s her beautiful smile guarantee.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist
Creating a beautiful smile makeover requires skills and interests far beyond the scope of dental school. In fact, most dentists are content to acquire the expertise required to fix things. Like good engineers, they can see what is wrong and correct it. However, a few dentists have the passion and drive to practice aesthetic dentistry. They are more like artists, and have trained themselves, through years of rigorous post-graduate continuing education. Like Dr. Price, they go far beyond the technical requirements of placing porcelain veneers and are able to create smile designs that will truly add to the beauty of their patients.
If you are ready to take the first step toward that beautiful smile, we will be happy to bring you in for either a full exam with consultation or just a brief complimentary consultation to discuss your desires with Dr. Price. Just call our office.