Utilizing the Finest Materials to Achieve Naturally Beautiful Smiles
Porcelain veneers are the ultimate in enduring beauty. When administered by our experienced cosmetic dentists in Eureka, they are unmatched in natural artistry and conservative treatment. Veneers are usually less than one millimeter, like a contact lens, in thickness and are bonded directly to the teeth. They are made from porcelain in the shade that you choose and can instantly correct tooth discoloration, chips, old fillings, misaligned teeth, and other smile deficiencies. They can last indefinitely and with proper brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, they are proving to be one of the longest lasting methods of restorative dentistry. Since they only go on the outside of the teeth, sensitivity is seldom in issue.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
On your consultation visit, we will show your our large gallery of smile makeovers so you can choose what fits your desires. We will then formulate a plan and decide what treatment fits your needs the best. The tooth color, position of the gums, and your bite will be discussed and together we will decide on treatment that will give the most stable long-term results. We used several different porcelain systems depending upon the particular needs of the patient.
We use some of the finest ceramists in the world for our cosmetic porcelain veneers. Although the fee may be slightly higher, they provide a level of beauty that is unsurpassed in the cosmetic dentistry world. Our gallery features a variety of patients with several different porcelain systems. We match patient needs with their cosmetic wants to create a natural beauty and excellence that we expect to last for decades. Because these veneers are extremely thin (less than a half a millimeter) they blend in naturally with the teeth with almost no tooth preparation.
Lumineers are very popular in today’s cosmetic world. They are particular brand of porcelain, Cerinate, made by a single lab, DenMat. No preparation veneers have been done by our cosmetic dentists for almost 20 years; and in the correct cases, conservation of tooth structure is always a priority in our practice. When asking for Lumineers, most patients are really asking us to perform minimal to no tooth reduction, which is what we do on every case regardless of the type of lab or porcelain we choose. We only reduce tooth structure when needed and only enough to guarantee an excellent result, regardless of which porcelain or lab we use.
CEREC® one-day restorations give many of our patients the convenience of completing dental restoration procedures during a single office visit. Using digital impression technology and an in-office milling station, your porcelain veneers, crowns, or bridges can be custom-designed and attached with exceptional precision for natural-looking results. By cutting out the need for a third-party lab, there is typically no need to wait weeks for permanent restorations to be created, allowing patients to dramatically transform the appearance of their smiles in just one day.
Composite is a resin with glass particles in it. As you will see in our Cosmetic Composite Veneer section in our gallery, these can be as natural and esthetic as porcelain veneers. The teeth require just slight surface roughening and then the material is sculpted right on the tooth surface with various layers. Usually the veneers are finished in a single appointment with a shorter follow up visit for refinements. The result is very natural beauty and is more cost effective than porcelain. In the right case composite veneers can be a great cosmetic option but they are more prone to staining and chipping than porcelain and repairs are the patient’s responsibility after the first year.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.