St. Lawrence Dentistry has a long history of placing beautiful cosmetic porcelain veneers. These can be truly transformative from an esthetic standpoint. Many patients have returned to our office to share that they feel the positive impact their dental veneers have made on their life is substantial.
Technically speaking, porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. Porcelain veneers should look like normal teeth. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Patients get porcelain veneers for different reasons. Sometimes it can be due to chipping of the teeth or mal-position. In other cases, a patient may find their teeth do not have the same youthful look at the once did. Properly done porcelain work can take teeth with a worn out look and rejuvenate them back to their original state. If you feel your teeth do not look as brilliant as they once did, it is possible to recapture the lustrous, shining, and vibrant look to teeth again with porcelain veneers. At the same time, the reinvigorated esthetics will be balanced to match your own personal features to make them look natural. No one should be able to tell you to have porcelain veneers. It should just look like you were blessed with a natural esthetic smile.
The key to porcelain veneer placement is the prerequisite technical skill, proper planning, and an eye for cosmetic detail. Dr. Mo Taheri is a Board Certified Prosthodontist Specialist who has had advanced training in porcelain veneer placement. The first step in the veneer process is to have a consultation with Dr. Taheri. At this time you can let him know what your goals and expectations are for your esthetic rejuvenation. Photos and study models will be taken. At a subsequent planning visit Dr. Taheri will review the treatment plan, and if warranted, a wax mock-up of the look of the planned veneers will be shown. Once a plan has been approved the veneer preparation appointment can be scheduled.
The appointment to prepare the veneers is a relatively painless procedure in which the teeth are shaped and an impression is made for the veneers. Temporary veneers are placed and they remain for about 10-14 days. During the veneer insertion appointment, your porcelain veneers are first tried in and evaluated. If you would like your family or a friend to give their opinion on the porcelain esthetics we encourage you to bring them to the appointment. Our certified laboratory technician will work on the esthetics until everyone agrees the veneers are the ideal for you. After everyone agrees the esthetics are optimized they can be inserted. Now you can enjoy your new beautiful natural looking porcelain veneers!
Below are actual examples of porcelain veneers done by Dr. Mo Taheri.
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