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 create a set of provisional veneers. This way you can see what your new smile will look like before she does any work on your teeth.
Wearing Your Provisional Porcelain Veneers
You then get to wear your provisionals home 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, or, more importantly, you can make changes to the design before the permanent veneers are completed.
Placing Your Permanent Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Price may prepare your teeth to receive the veneers by shaving a very slim layer of enamel from your teeth. As you can see in the diagram to the right, this preparation can result in a smoother surface at A and B, where the porcelain meets the tooth. She will place your veneers with an impermanent bonding material 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.
Our Beautiful Smile Guarantee®
Dr. Price is completely confident you will adore your new smile because she won’t permanently your porcelain veneers until you are. That’s why she can offer this 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.
Click here if you need porcelain crowns instead of veneers. 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.