Rather than having to spend years attempting to correct you smile with traditional orthodontics, like braces, a cosmetic dentist like Dr. Pavlenko in Edmonton, Alberta, can provide you with the smile that you have always wanted in just two short visits to the dentist office.
A cosmetic dentist can give you a dazzling new smile with the use of porcelain veneers in just two visits to their office. Porcelain veneers can correct:
· Discolored Teeth
· Worn Teeth
· Cracked Teeth
· Misshaped or Disfigured Teeth
· Chipped Teeth
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of custom made porcelain that fit onto the front surfaces of your teeth. The color and translucency of porcelain veneers can be selected so that you can have a smile that is as bright as you want, resists stains, and reflects light the same way your natural teeth do. For many people, porcelain veneers are the option they choose to alter the color, shape, size, and position of their smile.
Having your own custom-made porcelain veneers begins by scheduling a visit with a cosmetic dentist near you. There, you will discuss with the cosmetic dentist what you would like to change and what teeth need to be fitted with porcelain veneers. Then, an impression will be made of your teeth and will be sent to a dental lab with specific instructions on what you would like to have done to you teeth.
From these instructions, the dental lab will create a wax model of how your teeth will look with your new porcelain veneers. Combined with digital imaging, the cosmetic dentist will be able to show you exactly what your smile will look like. With the wax model you can discuss with the cosmetic dentist whether or not you would like any other changes to be made to your smile. Once a wax model of your new smile has been approved your teeth will be prepared for your custom porcelain veneers.
So that the porcelain veneers fit your teeth perfectly, a small amount, about .5mm, of the enamel from the front of your teeth will be removed. Then, temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth so that you will have an idea what your new smile will look like.
When your new, custom-made, porcelain veneers arrive from the lab, the cosmetic dentist will remove the temporary veneers and permanently bond the new porcelain veneers to your teeth, instantly giving you the smile you have always wanted.