When it comes to creating the ultimate beautiful smile for a patient, whether it is with porcelain veneers or all-porcelain crowns, your cosmetic dentist takes many things into consideration in designing a new smile. But the priority is always to listen to the patient, understanding general and specific goals that the patient wants to achieve.
General concerns that the patient may have might include looking younger, more professional, and more attractive. Specific concerns might be that the patient thinks the teeth are too dark, worn, not straight, spaced, have unsightly fillings or old crowns, gums are uneven, teeth are missing, etc. The next step is to evaluate the patient’s teeth, smile, gums, face, jaw size, lips, etc. and to point out to the patient other issues that the patient may not have realized that might affect the type of treatment or the results achievable. It’s extremely important that the patient be made aware of all the issues before making decisions as to the final treatment.
Once the patient has chosen the desired cosmetic treatment, the dentist utilizes his experience, training and artistic ability to design the new smile. Cosmetic dentists realize “it’s not just about teeth!” It’s really about the smile that results and many cosmetic dentists liken the smile to a stage, where the teeth are the actors, the gums are the scenery and the lips are the curtains. And it’s how the cosmetic dentist incorporates all of those aspects into the smile design that demonstrates his artistic ability.
Regarding the teeth, the cosmetic dentist has much to determine. The tooth shade or colour, tooth shape, translucency, surface texture, tooth length, type of porcelain or plastic bonding material, design of the tooth preparation that would be necessary based on achieving the patient’s stated goals, etc.
The purpose of porcelain veneers is to improve the health and appearance of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can look completely natural and whiten dark yellow stained teeth or tetracycline stained teeth. Teeth can be whiter and straighter looking. The shape of teeth can be improved, lengthened, shortened, fuller or less full, be more round, squarer or bolder looking.
A gap between the two front teeth is extremely common. A gap may appear if there is an uneven relationship between the size of the jaw and the size of the teeth. There are several cosmetic dentistry options to correct gaps in your teeth that include orthodontics, dental bonding, and dental crowns, but one of the best options for a beautiful, natural-looking smile is porcelain veneers.
Preston Cosmetic dentist Dr. P. Tehranian provides his Preston patients with many cosmetic dentistry treatments to correct common dental problems such as gaps in teeth. He has extensive experience correcting gaps of all sizes. Porcelain veneers are a great option for correcting gaps because they can truly transform your smile.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of heat-fired porcelain that is custom made to fit your teeth. They are separate veneers of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth. The patient brushes, flosses and eats normally. Whatever the needs or desires of the patient, dental veneers can be an effective cosmetic solution that will last for many years. The restored teeth will always be whiter than the natural teeth.
With the development of the thin non-invasive, no tooth grinding type of cosmetic treatment, the patient’s natural tooth structure can be saved. No grinding on the patient’s teeth is also referred to as Non-Invasive Dentistry or Non-Invasive Porcelain Veneers. Sometimes if a tooth is protruding, some surface grinding is necessary to make the teeth line up evenly. Non-Invasive Porcelain Veneers can create lastingly whiter teeth.
The non-invasive porcelain veneer adds another layer of porcelain to the existing tooth.
The tooth can be much less sensitive, much whiter and very natural looking. Less tooth sensitivity is a huge advantage if the dentist is highly skilled in dental bonding. The extra layer of porcelain over the existing tooth covers all of the sensitive areas. The patient can have an exceptional smile that highlights their eye colour, complexion and lips. There are many brands of non-grinding or non-invasive porcelain veneer.
Porcelain veneers can help to restore a white, beautiful smile very quickly if your teeth are stained, misshapen, widely spaced, or have other minor imperfections. They are also made to last a long time, but you must take care of them. To keep your veneers looking good for years, you should:
Continue to brush and floss regularly
Avoid drinking alcohol excessively since alcohol can contribute to dissolving the resin bonding your veneers to your teeth
Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth because this can chip the veneers.
Avoid biting down on hard objects, ice, or foods that may contribute to chipping your veneers
Schedule a dental appointment every six months to keep good oral health
Porcelain veneers are strong and a good option for treating teeth that have some imperfections. However, they will last much longer if you take good care of them. By doing so, you can keep that Hollywood smile looking good for many years.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers and are in Preston, Lancashire area, please contact experienced Veneers dentist Dr. P. Tehranian to schedule a consultation.