The art of cosmetic dentistry includes veneers. This term refers to a thin layer of restorative material placed over your tooth’s surface for improving the aesthetics of the tooth, or for fixing a damaged tooth surface. Porcelain veneers are a method used by many cosmetic dentists to refurbish tooth structural deformities. This procedure involves placing glass like ceramic porcelain on the surface of teeth to improve and mend the texture or shape of your tooth. Porcelain veneers have a range of .4 to .8 mm thick which is the same thickness as a typical credit card.
Who should consider porcelain veneers?
The advantage of the porcelain veneer is its repairing effect on the flaws in teeth. Undesirable voids between teeth, wavy surfaces and unequal lengths are all non issues with a skilful application of a set of veneers. Multiple Porcelain Veneers may close any spaces or gaps in your smile, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, provide a more uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make your teeth appear straight.
These veneers are made in such a way that they are quite difficult to be discolored. Did you know your tooth’s enamel layer is translucent. This means that the light that strikes your tooth actually passes into and through its enamel layer until it ultimately strikes the opaque layer of tooth dentin that lies underneath. This light is then reflected off the dentin and back through the tooth enamel to a point where it exits the tooth. This method of light handling is what gives a tooth its characteristic lustrous appearance.
Usually it takes about three visits to Hansen Dentistry before getting your Porcelain Veneers implemented.
Porcelain veneers procedures
- At your first visit, Dr. Hansen will plan your new smile by determining size, shape, and type of veneers that would work best for you. Further we’ll match those specifications with the structure that will best complement your smile, face shape, and aesthetic desires.
- On your next scheduled visit, our cosmetic dentistry staff will carefully prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate the new veneer. Thereafter, we’ll place a temporary veneer to protect your teeth while the permanent version is crafted in the dental laboratory. The other advantage of placing temporary veneers on is to analyze the suitability of this model with your smile.
- On the next visit, the Hansen Dentistry will place your permanent veneers on and we’ll go over any questions you may have and give you a brief run down of things to remember with your new veneers.
The Benefits of Veneers
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials. With veneers as opposed to crowns, your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount altered to fit the veneer. For teeth that resist whitening, veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white. –American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Why choose Hansen Dentistry?
We take the time to listen to your specific needs and understand what your want to ensure our designed solution will be effective. Hansen Dentistry believes listening to you is the foundation a key to a successful partnership.
Since 1980 when this veneer was discover as means of aesthetic reconstruction, materials for using porcelain veneers have actually grown in popularity and always produce a wonderful smile enhancement. Porcelain Veneers require precision, skill, and a touch of artistry that Dr. Hansen and our cosmetic dental associates provide and implement for perfect placement.
You know your smile better than anyone because it’s personal to you. If something doesn’t feel right after the our appointment, let us hear about it right away. We’ll make it work for you because that’s our chief goal at Hansen Dentistry. Get your porcelain veneers in Tacoma because you deserve the best smile possible.
Contact our office 3515 S 15th St #201 Tacoma, WA 98405 or call (253) 752-7755 for more information. Perhaps, consider adding sedation dentistry to your porcelain veneer visit.