The phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is well known. When it comes to teeth and a smile, the ultimate beauty for restorative care is porcelain veneers. They are unmatched in their natural artistry and in the conservative nature of their preparation. Often times they are less than one millimeter thick, similar to the thickness of a contact lens. They are made of custom shades of porcelain and shaped to allow total control over the final appearance. Made of esthetic porcelain, they can be used to instantly correct discoloration, chips, old restorations, mal-aligned teeth, undersized teeth, and gaps among others. They can last indefinitely with proper oral hygiene and check ups, providing for a long lasting smile design option.
At D’Amico and Mauck, we take into account each person’s desires during your initial consultation so that each smile is best fulfilled with the final restorative outcome. The color, the position of the gums, the bite, among many other factors will be discussed to provide the most esthetic and longest lasting possible outcome. Drs. Mauck and Ricci take pride in this distinction and know that the longevity of their treatment is what separates them from other offices. Using local labs, with world-class ceramicists, allows for total customization and design. The beauty of these restorations leaves natural looking smiles that last for years to come.
At times however, veneers are not always appropriate. Significantly misaligned teeth, large gaps, or significant missing tooth structure may not allow for these restorations to adhere to the tooth or have the esthetic outcome that is desired. Dr. Mauck and Dr. Ricci, often utilize a diagnostic wax up, to allow visualization of the proposed result prior to ever touching the teeth. The need for bleaching, orthodontics, and possible periodontal surgery can be used in conjunction with this type of treatment to achieve the best possible result.
After the final veneers are in place, care is taken to keep them as beautiful as the day that they are delivered. As always, regular check ups and good home care are important. In addition, people who grind or clench their teeth, especially at night are advised to wear a custom fitting night guard to protect the veneers and your new smile.
If you have any questions about the look of your smile, do not hesitate to ask our dental team if porcelain veneers are right for you.