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Porcelain Veneers a Great Cover Up in Portland Maine
Cosmetic dentists in the Greater Portland Maine area make good use of porcelain veneers as an effective means of improving smiles on the faces of their happy patients. Dental veneers are a quick and easy way to change the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen, has cracks, chips, or stains.
Portland area cosmetic dentist Dr. Ted Morgan can provide you with an entirely new smile!
Your smile is important
Smiles not only display our feelings, they also say a great deal about who we are. Does your smile give the kind of first impression you want it to give? Often, people who are embarrassed by their smiles do not offer smiles freely, giving the impression that they are angry or aloof. An uplifting smile, even when we sometimes smile at nothing, can make us feel better about the world, about our jobs, our families, ourselves. Your Portland Maine cosmetic dentist can make a cheerful smile happen for you, with the application of porcelain veneers. Visit www.cosmeticdentistportland.com to learn more about dental veneers and other smile enhancing procedures offered at Morgan Dental Care.
Porcelain veneers provide an excellent option for correcting the appearance of stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. They are thin, custom-made shells made of tooth-colored materials that are custom designed to cover the front side of your teeth. A dental technician working with a model provided by your cosmetic dentist typically crafts dental veneers.
What is involved in getting porcelain veneers?
Getting porcelain veneers usually takes three trips to the dentist: the first for a consultation and the next two to make and apply the veneers.
You can have one tooth or many receiving porcelain veneers at the same time. At Morgan Dental Care in the Greater Portland Maine area, talking with you and understanding your needs and expectations are the most important consideration in your entire dental veneers process. During your first appointment, Dr. Morgan will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you, discuss the procedure with you, and perhaps take x-rays and impressions of your mouth and teeth.
Tooth preparation for porcelain veneers
Preparing a tooth for porcelain veneers involves the removal of from a half to one millimeter of tooth enamel, the approximate thickness of the veneer to be added to your tooth surface. Next, the cosmetic dentist prepares an impression of your tooth for the dental technician to use in constructing your porcelain veneer. Your cosmetic dentist will apply temporary or prototype veneers that will mimic the appearance of your permanent veneers. This will give you the chance to ‘test drive’ your new look. If there is anything you don’t like or wish was different, you will have an opportunity to request the change you want with your cosmetic dentist before the permanent ones are finalized, so you can get exactly the smile you dream of.
After a few weeks, the dental lab will deliver the porcelain veneers to your dentist.
Bonding dental veneers
Initially, your dentist will temporarily place the veneer on your tooth to examine its fit and color. A cosmetic dentist uses an artistic eye to achieve proper fit and color so it looks like it is a natural part your tooth. Veneer color can be adjusted by the shade of cement chosen. Next, your tooth is cleaned, polished, and etched to allow for strong bonding with the dental cement. Once the porcelain veneers is positioned on your tooth, a special light activates cement chemicals to help cure the bonding resin. Final steps involve removing excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any necessary adjustments in the veneer. Your dentist may ask you to return in a week or two for a follow-up visit to see if any fine-tuning is needed.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic treatment, less invasive than caps or crowns, to change the shape, length or color of your teeth. Their natural appearance, stain resistance, beauty and durability are achieved by the use of advanced dental porcelains. The advantage to a porcelain veneer is that it more closely mimics the appearance of a natural tooth than any other material and this makes them best suited for the ultimate smile makeover. Call Morgan Dental Care today and make an appointment with Dr. Ted Morgan to discuss porcelain veneers for you!