Since so many actors and actresses set the tone for physical appearance, it should be no surprise that porcelain dental veneers had their inception in California. Dr. Charles Pincus was the man behind the idea originally, but his temporarily bonded veneers could only last for a few hours. Bonding materials have been formulated over the years to take advantage of your natural chemistry in order to create extremely strong adhesion with veneers. Pella, IA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen sees cosmetic dentistry as a great chance to provide patients with a number of options. That said, porcelain veneers are at the top of the list when thinking about cosmetic dental versatility.
Preparation for Porcelain Veneers
The list of cosmetic flaws on your teeth may number in the many. This can make it feel like your cosmetic needs are too overwhelming to even begin. No matter how many gaps, overlaps, chips, discolorations, or cracks you have in your smile, as long as there is no current infection, veneers can provide you with the smile of your dreams. These wafer-thin, translucent discs of pressed porcelain are like putting white out over ink or painting a wall. Everything you are unhappy with is covered up. The translucence of porcelain reflects light in a very natural way. The ceramists who are charged with fabricating your customized porcelain veneers are highly skilled craftsmen. Once your veneers are bonded and shaped, your friends and family may see the difference, but strangers probably won’t even know that you’ve had cosmetic dental work.
How to Treat your Veneers
We will consult with you initially and provide a thorough examination. This will include detailed measurements and impressions to determine the size and shape of the veneers. Nevertheless, your new veneers are still shapeable beyond the initial application so that Dr. Allen can make them look the way you want. Once they are adhered and polished to perfection, you can care for them the same way you would natural teeth. Just avoid toothpastes which are highly abrasive (including most whitening pastes). You still can (and should) follow the usual protocol of flossing daily and brushing twice a day.
Porcelain Veneers from your Pella, IA Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Allen offers customized porcelain veneers to patients. Your cosmetic dentist in Pella, IA, is also happy to provide a full range of comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. Call (641) 628-1121 today to schedule an appointment. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.