Porcelain Veneers in Sun Prairie, WI
Transform Your Smile without Surgery!
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are many benefits to choosing porcelain veneers in Sun Prairie, WI, including:
- Designed to look like natural teeth
- Highly resistant to coffee, tea or cigarette stains
- Virtually undetectable
- Durable and strong
- Can whiten, close spaces and straighten teeth
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves wafer thin shells of tooth colored material designed to be placed over the surface of the teeth, typically the ones that show when you smile. Each custom made shell is bonded to the front of the teeth, which completely changes their appearance, color, shape, size, or length.
Designed to resist stains better than other types of veneers, porcelain appears more natural because it mimics the way light naturally reflects off of the surface of the teeth.
Porcelain veneers allow us the ability to completely transform your smile into one that you can be proud of for years. Advanced technology in the field of cosmetic dentistry has allowed us the ability to fix teeth with veneers and to give patients white, straight, and natural looking teeth without the use of braces or surgery.
The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
- First Appointment
The placement of porcelain veneers usually requires three or four visits to our office. The first is a cosmetic dentistry consultation appointment in which Dr. Stevens will examine your teeth and discuss the results that you hope to achieve. He will discuss the procedure with you as well as the results that you can expect when you choose veneers.
- Second Appointment
The second appointment is a record taking appointment. Here you can be involved in designing your smile helping to choose the shape, color and size of the veneers. Since the gum tissue is the frame around your teeth and ultimately your veneers Dr. Stevens will also evaluate your gum tissue to make sure it is level and even. A laser may be needed to adjust tissue position.
- Third Appointment
At the third appointment your teeth will be prepared for the veneers. Dr. Stevens will remove about 0.5 millimeters of enamel from the surfaces of the teeth, which is approximately the thickness of the veneers. After the enamel is removed, Dr. Stevens will take a digital impression of the teeth. The impression is used to create your porcelain veneers. Temporary Veneers will be placed for you to wear for a couple of weeks while the final porcelain veneers are being custom made for you in the dental lab.
- Fourth Appointment
The last appointment will take place approximately two to three weeks after the third and will be when your veneers are placed, provided both you and Dr. Stevens are happy with the result. Your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to ensure that the veneers can strongly bond to your teeth. The veneers are then applied to the teeth using a special cement that bonds only with the use of a special light beam that activates the cement. This ensures that the veneers are placed in exactly the right spot before they bond to the teeth. In all, the procedure usually takes a few hours, depending on the number of veneers you are receiving.
Are You A Candidate for Veneers?
Veneers can be used to fix a multitude of cosmetic dentistry issues. Issues such as those below can be reversed very quickly and with no surgery or braces.
- Worn enamel
- Wear and tear
- Uneven teeth
- Permanent stains, such as those caused by antibiotics administered in childhood
- Teeth that are dissimilar in color or contour
Common Questions About Porcelain Veneers
- Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Patients wishing for a better and healthier smile may be a candidate for veneers. If you have chipped, worn, broken or discolored teeth – veneers may be a wonderful option. Of course, all treatment options will be discussed prior to your decision.
- How Do I Care for My Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers act much like your natural teeth. However, you must take care to not abuse the veneers, as they can be broken or damaged. Your doctor may suggest that you avoid biting into foods that are hard or firm with your veneered teeth to minimize shock to the veneers. You may also be asked to wear a night guard to protect your teeth if you grind your teeth in your sleep.
"So life before my veneers ... I didn't smile a whole lot. When I would when I would look at photos the first thing I would look at were my teeth."Do You Have a Financial Question?