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Porcelain dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to address common dental imperfections such as tooth discolorations, chips, gaps, and other issues. Most dentists offer porcelain veneers; however, treatments and results are not all the same. For these procedures to effectively give each individual the beautiful, natural-looking result they deserve, porcelain dental veneers treatment should be performed by a highly-trained cosmetic dentist with an unparalleled eye for artistry – giving him the ability to blend the art of creating a beautiful smile with the science of improving the form and function of your teeth. Dr. John D. Beckwith at Cornerstone Dental not only completed the education and training requirements necessary to practice cosmetic dentistry, he continuously pursues more opportunities to advance his skills and abilities.
By gaining more education, training, and experience through extensive post-graduate work and embracing the latest, most advanced materials and techniques, Dr. Beckwith is able to provide truly customized smile makeovers. Dr. Beckwith focuses on providing patients with results that improve the appearance and function of their teeth, in addition to the overall symmetry of their smile. Dr. Beckwith utilizes only the best, accredited dental laboratories to create durable, custom-designed porcelain dental veneers. These thin sheaths of ceramic eliminate the appearance of teeth imperfections by mimicking the look of your natural tooth. Dr. Beckwith will create an individualized treatment plan specific to your needs that can provide you with the most accurately fitting and precisely shaped porcelain dental veneer possible.
Often used to enhance the appearance of a smile, porcelain dental veneers are durable ceramic shells placed directly over the surface of the tooth. Although a single dental veneer may be used to correct an issue affecting only one tooth, most often porcelain dental veneers are applied to a number of teeth to achieve the desired results. The advanced materials used in porcelain veneers give them an incredible strength and durability, and the results can be so natural that the dental work performed on your teeth is virtually undetectable.
In order to determine if porcelain dental veneers are the best option for your goals, Dr. Beckwith and his team will conduct a comprehensive dental examination. Good candidates typically include patients who have teeth that are affected by:
The porcelain dental veneers procedure involves a number of stages, beginning with your initial consultation with Dr. Beckwith here at Cornerstone Dental. Dr. Beckwith will begin by ascertaining your ultimate goals for treatment and evaluating the condition of your teeth. If you are determined to be a good candidate for porcelain dental veneers, Dr. Beckwith will utilize a state-of-the-art computer imaging program called Smile Vision to show you what your teeth may look like once the veneer has been placed. Although no technology can predict results with 100 percent accuracy, this image can give you an idea of the potential results.
Then, in a second appointment, Dr. Beckwith will remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the surface of the teeth to prepare them for the veneers. He will also take an impression of your teeth to allow for custom-designed veneers to be made with the most accurate fit possible. Temporary veneers can be placed during this stage of the treatment process while your actual veneers are created at an accredited laboratory.
It is important to remember that veneers come in several different types – including veneers that are ultra-thin, those made with pressed ceramic or composite materials, and other varieties. Part of the porcelain dental veneers process is to find the best possible solution for each individual patient’s needs, and Dr. Beckwith will determine which type of veneer is the most suitable for you based on what he believes will give you the most improvement in function and appearance. This is a customized, artistic approach to provide you with the most natural-looking results possible.
In the final stage of the porcelain dental veneers process, your new veneers will be placed onto the teeth. Dr. Beckwith will “test” the veneers before they are placed in order to make sure that the fit and color is precise and accurate. He will then attach the veneers to your teeth with a very strong cement. Once the procedure is complete, the results will look beautifully natural.
Porcelain dental veneers are known not only for their effectiveness in both functional and cosmetic restoration, but also for their long-lasting results. And with treatment from our experienced cosmetic dentist, you can have confidence that no amount of detail will be sacrificed to ensure the best possible outcome from your procedure.
For more information on porcelain dental veneers, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists, please contact Cornerstone Dental today.