Dental Porcelain Veneers: 3 Steps to a Winning Smile!
Article by Lance Timmerman, DMD
Seattle Cosmetic Dentist
As people get older, they experience many changes to their bodies. One often overlooked change is their smile. Many people have teeth that have yellowed, making them look much older than they really are, others have crooked or chipped teeth that make them self conscious about their smile.
For minor changes, when someone is overall happy with the shape of their teeth but not the color, simply whitening their teeth may be all they need. Many people have been disappointed with the limitations of whitening and have desired something more. Porcelain veneers in the “esthetic zone” ,or in some cases full mouth rejuvenation, has given them a smile to love and had some unexpected psychological results as well.
Many people have commented, after they had their smile upgraded, that they had a renewed confidence and a much more positive outlook. Those in sales were better due to the confidence they projected, those in public speaking delivered their messages more powerfully, and those dating felt their options improved. What would a winning smile do for you?
Three easy steps to getting your winning smile back:.
After finding a dentist with training in cosmetics, the first visit is when the smile design happens. Goals are planned out and the dentist can take impressions for a diagnostic wax-up. This wax-up is like an architect’s blueprint which helps to verify what is to be done.
After the cosmetic lab returns the blueprints, the second step is to have the teeth shaped for the individual porcelain veneers. All of the corrections are handled in this visit and a “trial smile” is placed, letting the guest “road test” their new look.
After the lab custom fabricates the smile, the trial smile is removed and the new, bright smile is placed. The bond and porcelain is VERY strong, so you can feel confident that it can last for a very long time!