Porcelain Veneers Can Enhance the Aesthetics of Your Smile
Porcelain veneers, offered at our Saratoga Springs, NY, practice, can provide a natural-looking solution to several cosmetic dental concerns at once. These beautiful porcelain shells fit seamlessly on the fronts of individual teeth to conceal cosmetic blemishes such as chips, cracks, discoloration, and other minor issues. Compared to dental bonding, porcelain veneers provide a stronger, more durable, and longer-lasting option. At My Saratoga Dentist, Dr. Ryan Osinski will work with highly trained dental technicians at a state-of-the-art lab to design your custom veneers.
Porcelain Veneer Candidacy
Porcelain veneers can address a variety of concerns with one treatment, eliminating the need for multiple, individual treatments. At My Saratoga Dentist, we use porcelain for its durability and impeccable, natural-looking aesthetics. To qualify, it’s important that you have strong tooth enamel with no signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching). You may enjoy the benefits of these customized shells if you have good oral health with teeth that are:
- Severely stained or discolored
- Mildly misaligned or crooked
What to Expect During Treatment
The porcelain veneer procedure typically takes two appointments. During your initial consultation, Dr. Osinski will perform a thorough examination to ensure you have good oral health. He will also review your cosmetic goals and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the process.
Your porcelain veneers will be crafted to look natural, fit precisely, and offer strength and durability.
Once you are comfortable with the treatment plan, he will begin preparing the teeth that need veneers by trimming a very small amount of enamel. This is necessary to ensure a proper fit. If you struggle with dental sensitivity or anxiety, he can provide sedation to make you more comfortable. After the teeth have been prepared, he will take impressions to create a mold for the dental lab to use in fabricating your custom veneers.
Your porcelain veneers will be crafted to look natural, fit precisely, and offer strength and durability. Once your impressions and other information is sent to the lab, it will take about two weeks to receive your veneers. During this time, Dr. Osinski can place temporaries.
At your follow-up appointment, Dr. Osinki will remove the temporaries and place the customized veneers over your teeth to ensure they fit properly, making any necessary adjustments. Once you are satisfied with the look and feel, he will prepare the tooth with a special solution and permanently bond them to your teeth with dental cement. He will evaluate your bite and make any fine adjustments necessary. You will then leave our office with your brand-new smile.
Benefits of a Smile Makeover
Because porcelain veneers are both custom-made and have properties that are very similar to natural tooth enamel, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between veneers and natural teeth. This makes them one of the more popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available. Veneers are also excellent for addressing more than one cosmetic concern with just a single procedure that takes only weeks to complete. If properly cared for, veneers can last you for many years and will resist coffee, tea, dark wine, and other teeth-staining foods.
Enhance Your Smile
Porcelain veneers can provide an excellent solution to dramatically enhancing your smile. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Osinski.