What are porcelain Veneers ?
A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin shell of porcelain that bonds to the front of a tooth (enamel). At Cross Dental, our cosmetic dentists use veneers to change the shape, color. size and symmetry of the teeth and smile. In cosmetic dentistry, porcelain is the material of choice because it replicates human enamel the most naturally
Who is a candidate for Porcelain veneers ?
If you have teeth, chances are you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are ideal for people who want to improve their smile. Popular reasons include worn teeth, uneven teeth, discolored teeth, crooked teeth, chipped/broken teeth, or a desire to have a gorgeous smile. Porcelain veneers are a conservative treatment, and can improve the color, shape, symmetry and overall appearance of your smile.
Many people spend years disliking their smile. They are embarrassed to smile for pictures, and they cover their mouths when laughing. Sometimes people misjudge a person as unfriendly just because the person doesn’t smile very much. Sometimes a person is so self-conscious of his or her smile that he or she feels they can’t interview for certain jobs even though they are highly educated and qualified. Some grandparents don’t want to show their teeth when they smile at their grandchildren because they are afraid of looking unattractive to a child they love so much. Obviously, cosmetic dentistry using porcelain veneers can be life-changing for many individuals.
What steps are involved in getting a Porcelain Veneer?
This system starts with a simple phrase: We “begin with the end in mind”.
We use the wax-up at your preparation appointment. This is usually your second appointment (after the consult). At this appointment we numb and prepare your teeth if needed (see no-numbing, no-drilling veneers), and make records/models on which the actual porcelain veneers are made. We place your high-aesthetic temporaries, and send your case for the master ceramist to create your custom porcelain veneers.
How do I care for Porcelain veneers? Do they stain? Can I still floss between them?
Porcelain veneers should look and feel as natural as teeth. This means you can brush, floss, and eat all of the foods you love. Cross Dental veneers will not stain nearly as quickly as your natural teeth did. And we have specialized polishing agents that your experienced aesthetic hygienists will use when you have your teeth professionally cleaned. This will ensure that your porcelain veneers will remain as shiny and new as they were on the day they were bonded in place.
Instant results with Composites for Cosmetic Corrections
At Cross Dental, when we place chairside Composite veneers to improve your smile, we use a highly aesthetic bonding material applied directly to your teeth to fix dark or white spots, repair chips/fractures/cracks, reshape teeth, reduce the poor appearance of crooked teeth, and whiten your smile. Cross Dental delivers results that are truly un-detectable, natural-looking, and beautiful. Following preparation, the dentist providing cosmetic dentistry places the composite in layers, using a light specialized to harden each layer. The dentist then shapes the composite to fit the tooth and finally polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear .Dental composites can be used to correct close small gaps between the teeth and also