Porcelain Dental Veneers
Cosmetic dentistry is transforming lives through complete smile makeovers, and porcelain dental veneers lead the list of aesthetic treatments as a popular cost effective procedure.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
Porcelain Veneer Consultation
Visit Jame Block DDS and asking about porcelain veneers is the first step in determining if veneers are the right option for you, or if there are alternate solutions available. Communication with Dr. Block DDS. about what you want corrected is critical for a successful result. Spend time clearly identifying what cosmetic improvements you want to accomplish.
You’ll often hear people say that celebrities have veneers and this may seem like the best way to replicate picture-perfect teeth, but each mouth is different and veneers need to be carefully researched.
If you’re considering porcelain veneers for a new smile, following is some helpful information about the process…
Your First Appointment
You will need to schedule an hour or two for your initial appointment. After a thorough examination to assess your oral health and existing teeth, Dr. Block will discuss with you the kind of smile you envision. Be prepared to discuss the color and shape of your ideal smile at this appointment.
Dr. Block will take int0 consideration the shade of your teeth, your facial features, and measurements of your face. He’ll consider your skin tone and facial symmetry when designing your veneers. If you have questions about your porcelain veneers or the procedure, would be best to address them at this time.
Often during the first appointment, Dr. Block may gently buff your teeth to remove 1 to 2mm of enamel in preparation for your new veneers. Tooth reduction will allow the veneers to lie flat, in line with surrounding teeth. Reshaping of teeth may also be required to create the look you want.
Your First Impressions
Next Dr. Block will take an impression of your mouth to send to the lab, and temporary veneers may be placed. Your teeth may feel sensitive until the permanent veneers are placed.
Behind the Scenes
After your first appointment, Dr. Block will then order your veneers from one of Fremont, California’s top cosmetic dental labs. A talented ceramist will handcraft the porcelain dental veneers from durable materials that look and function like natural teeth. Once completed the lab will ship your veneers to Dr. Block for final inspection.
Local anesthetic may be administered to ensure your complete comfort during veneer placement. You can look at the shape, color, and fit before they are attached. If adjustments need to be made, Dr. Block or his highly trained staff can do this at this time. Remember porcelain veneers cannot be altered once in place.
Once approved, Dr. Block will permanently bond the new veneers to the front surface of your teeth. First, he will apply a mild acidic solution to clean the surface of your teeth, then he will bond the veneers in place. A small light will cure the bonding material.
If you’re interested in experiencing patient-centered dentistry, it’s time you scheduled an appointment with Dr. Jim Block
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