When you’re out on the town with friends are you happy to share a smile? When you’re in a meeting with colleagues, are you eager to speak up and contribute ideas? Or are you more hesitant to smile or talk because you are ashamed of your teeth? If so, then the time has come for you to talk to Dr. deJong or Dr. Plaisance about porcelain veneers. Both of our dentists are skilled in both the dentistry and artistry of placing veneers River Ridge residents are proud to show off!
Erasing Smile Flaws with Porcelain Veneers
By definition, a veneer is a material of superior value that is placed over an inferior surface. Porcelain veneers fit the definition perfectly. Made of high-quality dental porcelain—or sometimes composite resin material—veneers are used to conceal teeth that have any number of cosmetic imperfections. Our dentists have used veneers to improve the appearance of teeth that are marred by:
- Chips and cracks
- Breaks and fractures
- Stains and discoloration
- Gaps and irregular spacing
In addition, veneers can be used to make a slightly crooked tooth look straight or a tooth that is too small look larger. Whether your teeth are compromised by one of these imperfections or several, porcelain veneers can give you a smile that is beautiful and that will give you a new sense of confidence.
Get Your Porcelain Veneers in River Ridge
With Dr. deJong and Dr. Plaisance, you can be certain that the smile you receive with veneers will be enhanced and natural looking. We approach each patient as an individual with unique features. Therefore, with the aid of x-rays, impressions and photos, our dentists create a smile that is made just for you. Of course, we want to hear your smile goals, too. Together, we’ll make sure you have a smile that is the right size and shape for your mouth and face.
Placing porcelain veneers happens over the course of two appointments. At the first, the dentist files down a micro thin layer of tooth enamel. This is a permanent alteration that must be done in order to accommodate the veneers. Although porcelain veneers are very thin, they can still protrude unnaturally if we don’t make room for them. Once your teeth are prepped, you’ll wear a temporary acrylic set of veneers while your permanent porcelain veneers are handcrafted in a dental lab. In about two weeks, you’ll return to your River Ridge dentist to have each individual veneers bonded in to place. With regular dental checkups, proper oral hygiene at home and a few extra precautions—don’t use your veneers to bite hard objects such as ice cubes, nuts, pens or fingernails—your porcelain veneers can last for years.