Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile with Long-Lasting Results
Dr. Gary Nack offers a full selection of cosmetic dentistry treatments to give you a brighter, younger smile. Among his many options, porcelain veneers stand out for their durability and remarkably lifelike appearance. These thin shells will be custom-designed for you, and your dentist will bond them to the front of your teeth. In this way, they can reshape your teeth, hide slight misalignment, and conceal minor blemishes. At his Holland, PA, practice, Dr. Nack offers unfailing attention to detail, and he uses sophisticated restorative materials. Through this meticulous approach, he can achieve stunning results.
How Can Veneers Enhance Your Smile?
Veneers are an innovation in cosmetic dentistry because they can address a broad range of esthetic concerns all at once. These issues include:
- Cracks and chips
- Gaps between teeth and other minor alignment issues that are not severe enough to necessitate orthodontic care
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Worn teeth or uneven edges
- Dental stains
Are You a Candidate for Veneers?
If you want to improve address any of these concerns, Dr. Nack will carefully evaluate your candidacy for veneers. He will consider your overall health, and he will look for the presence of gum disease. In particular, he will assess your dental enamel. Significant tooth erosion may disqualify you from veneers. Fortunately, even if you cannot have this treatment, Dr. Nack will usually recommend bonding and contouring as an alternative.
Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Before providing veneers, Dr. Nack will take study models and prepare a wax model of the newly shaped teeth. From this he can mock-up your smile in your mouth to show you the result before we start the procedure. Any changes you wish to make to the original design can be made in the mock up and recorded for the lab to see. Once you are happy with your new smile, Dr. Nack will use prep guides to remove the least amount of tooth structure necessary to provide appropriate room for your new, natural looking, veneers. Impressions will be taken and our partner lab will use the molds to create precise and customized veneers. In the interim period, we will place temporary veneers. We fabricate the temporaries as close to the finished veneers as possible. This gives you a chance to go home and evaluate the shape and chewing function and inform us of any changes you wish to make before the finals are completed. Once the veneers are finished, Dr. Nack will remove the temporaries, try in the veneers to evaluate fit, then simply bond them into place. Once completed, veneers are easy to maintain. Simply brush and floss as usual being sure to use a low abrasive toothpaste. In some case a night-guard appliance may be recommended to improve the lifespan of your veneers.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
When well-designed, porcelain veneers have a very natural look. As porcelain resists stain better than tooth enamel, veneers will rarely discolor and will retain their beauty for many years. Veneers can completely transform a smile in just a couple of visits, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. They will boost your self-confidence and you may find yourself smiling like never before! With the strong and durable porcelain choices we have today, it’s a transformation that can last 15-20 years or more.
Schedule a Cosmetic Consultation
Find out if veneers are right for you. If you have questions or you want to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Nack, contact our office today.