Dental veneers are a simple solution for people looking to improve the appearance of their smile. They are a popular cosmetic treatment because of their customizable appearance, giving you the smile of your dreams.
Dental Veneers at Port Washington Family Dentistry
At Port Washington Family Dentistry, watching patients see their brilliant new smiles for the first time highlights our days. Veneers are one of dentistry’s ultimate combinations of dental art and science, handcrafted and customized to fit your smile. These paper-thin pieces of porcelain bond to the outside of your natural teeth. But just because they’re thin, don’t be fooled. Veneers are highly versatile and can replicate all the complex nuances of a natural tooth.
Once Dr. Adam Lysak plans your case, it will take around two appointments before you leave with a stunning new smile. At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for the ultra-thin porcelain to be crafted by a master lab technician. Dr. Adam Lysak will create temporary acrylic restorations that mimic the veneers, which you’ll wear for up to three weeks. These temporaries provide a preview of the general appearance of your new smile and let you see if any further changes are needed.
After your veneers have been masterfully crafted to you and Dr. Adam Lysak’s specific instructions, you’ll return for a second appointment. Dr. Adam Lysak will try each veneer and evaluate the appearance and fit, giving you an opportunity to preview the new look. He will go through several steps to precisely bond the thin veneers to the surface of your teeth, creating an incredibly strong bond between tooth and porcelain. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish will leave you with a smile that may have you wondering why you waited so long to find Port Washington Family Dentistry.
We invite you to learn more about dental veneers by visiting our office or giving us a call at 262-284-9011.
How do dental veneers work?
Dental veneers are incredibly thin shells that are applied on the front surfaces of a person’s teeth. Depending on the style of veneers, the teeth may be prepped first by removing a small amount of enamel. Once installed, the veneers can cover noticeable flaws to make adjustments to alignment. They can also adjust the thickness of them to improve spacing.
They are very easy to apply, requiring preparation of the teeth and then securing them in place with a strong dental adhesive.
What types of dental veneers are available?
The two main types of dental veneers are: porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both are good options to help you improve your smile.
Composite veneers are manufactured in-office, using tooth-colored resin, and applied directly to the teeth. They are typically less expensive and quicker to apply than porcelain veneers, and they work well to cover up many aesthetic problems.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made, out of porcelain, to fit your teeth. These are typically made in a laboratory and sent to our office. We will apply them and ensure they fit your teeth as they should. Porcelain veneers generally last longer because of the stronger material, provide a more natural look, and can fix larger cosmetic issues such as very dark stained teeth or teeth positioned incorrectly.
How long do dental veneers last?
Our veneers are made of a high-quality material that is designed to last. On average, most veneers last 10-15 years. However, with exceptional dental care, your dental veneers can last more than 20 years. If your dental veneers need to be repaired or replaced, please contact our office right away so we can get you smiling again.Contact Port Washington Family Dentistry
If you have more questions about dental veneers, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.