A smile makeover means that we correct multiple issues with the beauty of your smile, also correcting function and even oral health too. While this usually means employing multiple treatment options, what if a single one could be used to transform smile beauty? In today’s blog, your Austin, MN, dentists talk about how porcelain veneers help provide a smile makeover.
The Potential for a Smile Makeover
Each of these restorations will cover the front and sides of your teeth. This instantly layers the shape and color of your teeth, providing major improvement. For example, if you have teeth stains too severe to be addressed with teeth whitening, we could mask them. We could also offer an alternative to braces for those with minor misalignment, correcting the appearance of the smile. Placement has been shown to repair minor chips and cracks, lengthen worn down teeth, and even close gaps and black triangle spaces between your teeth. For a more cost-effective smile makeover, we could use dental bonding for the side and rear teeth, and reverse porcelain veneers for the front-facing ones.
Crafting Your Custom Restorations
How do we create and place these custom restorations? To begin, our team will administer a numbing agent to the area around the tooth in question. This helps you stay comfortable. Next, we gently remove a thin layer of enamel from the outside of the tooth. Once this step is complete, we use digital imaging technology to gather a series of pictures of the tooth, and to make detailed measurements. We combine these to create a 3D model of your tooth, one that allows us to design and fabricate the veneer. Once your porcelain veneer is ready, you will return to the office so we can attach it with a powerful bonding gent. The custom-made restoration will fit comfortably and preserve the balance of your bite. With proper oral hygiene habits, your new veneers could last for decades to come!
The Benefits of Porcelain
Porcelain itself offers a number of benefits for the smile. The material is durable and able to handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease. The material also contains stain resistant properties, which helps it stay bright for long periods. In addition, we can actually color-match the material to ensure your restoration blends with the rest of your smile seamlessly. In fact, the same material is often used in crowns, bridges, and even dental implant restorations. If you have any questions, give us a call today!
Talk To Your Austin, MN Dentist About Cosmetic Treatments
We would like to help you transform the beauty, function, and health of your smile. To find out more about our unique and custom cosmetic treatment options, contact your Austin, MN, dentists, Dr. Potach and Dr. Mitchell, by calling 507-437-6312.