Your smile is uniquely your own, but unfortunately, so are any dental flaws in color, tooth shape, alignment and more. In his Mount Kisco, .NY office, Dr.Carl Tegtmeier offers patients cosmetic dentistry treatments which optimize a smile's best features and makeover the ones which need a little help. Porcelain veneers could help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
What are porcelain veneers?
Also termed dental laminates, porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells of fine ceramic. Custom-crafted and colored, veneers cover the front side of teeth which are flawed by:
- Intractable stains which professional whitening cannot remove
- Undercrowding (small gaps)
- Overcrowding (mild overlapping)
- Odd shape and size
Your Mount Kisco cosmetic dentist uses a strong adhesive to mount the porcelain veneers on your teeth, carefully adjusting them for optimal fit and perfect bite.
What is the veneer treatment like?
Dr. Tegrmeier will need two to three appointments to place veneers on your teeth. These visits include:
- A comprehensive oral examination to be sure your teeth and gums and healthy and to determine if veneers are the right service to accomplish your smile goals
- Oral impressions (either digitally or with trays and putty) and X-rays
- Light enamel resurfacing
- Placement of temporary veneers
- Formulation of a treatment plan to be sent to the dental lab
- Removal of the temporary veneers
- Try on of the new ones
- Etching of tooth surfaces
- Placement of the permanent veneers
Looking good with porcelain veneers
Typically, porcelain veneers meet or exceed patients' best expectations. Durable, bright, shiny and beautifully shaped, veneers compliment a healthy smile, and with routine care, they last for years...ten or more, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
To care for your veneers, brush twice a day with a quality toothpaste and soft toothbrush. Floss carefully everyday to keep plaque from accumulating at the gum line. See Dr. Tegtmeier semi-annually for check-ups and hygienic cleanings. He'll check the position and condition of your veneers and address any questions or problems you may have.
Renew your smile
Cover those embarrassing dental flaws with porcelain veneers. Call Dr. Carl Tegtmeier for a review of your cosmetic dentistry options. Porcelain veneers could be one of them. Phone our Mount Kisco, NY office at (914) 241-2069.