Porcelain Dental Veneers

Porcelain Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers are developed using thin dental porcelain custom shaped and colored to resemble the appearance of “perfect” teeth. They cover cosmetic imperfections in your own smile such as small gaps, stains, chipping, dark teeth, and uneven shapes. We ensure that the veneers are custom-made to your smile and fit perfectly over the surfaces of your teeth. Veneers will transform your smile while giving you natural or dramatic results. It’s important for our patients to have healthy teeth and gums prior to starting a smile makeover with veneers. If you have dental issues like gum disease, tooth decay, erosion, or a destructive bite, we will work with you to make sure we address not only the look of your teeth and gums but also the health and longevity before placing veneers on your teeth. Some of our patients find it helpful to do a free cosmetic consultation prior to doing a complete exam with Xrays – this is completely fine and encouraged if you would like to come meet us first. Then when you’re ready to allow us to serve you in your journey to a confident smile we will schedule you for a complete exam and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. We also offer something unique called a “TRIAL SMILE” were we quickly mock-up in your mouth using composite resin what it might look like if you were to have a cosmetic smile makeover. To keep things simple rather than giving you a grocery list of all the things you may need to get healthy and look great we determine a case fee. This case fee includes…
Digital Impressions
Digital Wax up (3D Planning of the end result before we start)
Laser cosmetic contouring of the gum tissue if needed
Temporary Test Drive Veneers
Temporary crowns
Lab Fees
Adjustment Visits
Retainers or Mouth Guards
We use the best quality porcelain material to make your veneers.

The advantages of using Dental Veneers include

Veneers are versatile and drastically improve the appearance of a variety of cosmetic flaws
A quick procedure that typically takes two appointments after your exam and about 3 weeks to place your veneers
Minimally invasive treatment
Durable material that’s easy to take care of on a daily basis – we would expect our veneers to last 15 to 30 years.
Stain resistant and warrantied not to break or debond for 5 years

Fantastic Veneers in Las Vegas

Do you have decayed, chipped, or stained teeth? Veneers would be a great solution for you! Porcelain Dental Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain added to your tooth, helping to cosmetically fill in misshapen teeth or gaps to improve your smile. Veneers can also help protect teeth from tooth hypersensitivity and cavities.

The Treatment

At Luth & Heideman Dental Care, we use advanced technology called Trial Smile to give you a sneak peek at what your transformed smile will look like after the treatment is complete. Most patients get two treatments within three weeks, where we prepare and apply the veneers. We’ll trim your teeth to remove a thin layer of enamel. This ensures that your veneers will fit perfectly. Then we’ll take impressions of your teeth and images to provide to a dental lab where your veneers will be developed. Your veneers will be developed within a few days. We’ll give you temporary veneers to wear while your permanent veneers are custom designed for your smile. Once your veneers are ready, we’ll examine the veneers to ensure it’s the perfect fit and bond each veneer on your teeth. You’ll be able to smile with confidence!

HOW DO PORCELAIN VENEERS WORK?

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING

During the treatment planning step, you will meet with our dentist to discuss the veneer placing process and the results you would like to achieve. Our dentist will also go over any questions or concerns you may have, such as questions about the procedure or payment, so that you can move forward confidently.

Following your discussion, our dentist will examine your teeth. During this examination, we will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth and mouth so that our dentist can begin planning for the veneer placement.

TOOTH PREPARATION

The next step is tooth preparation. During this step, our dentist will slightly reshape the surface of your tooth to prepare it for the veneer placement.

Afterward, our dentist will take impressions of the tooth. This will then be sent to a dental laboratory so that an exact fit can be created for your tooth. A temporary veneer may be placed in the meantime while your veneer is being created.

VENEER BONDING

Our dentist will place the porcelain veneer and examine it to make sure that the fit and color match correctly. During this process, our dentist will likely remove the veneer multiple times to trim the veneer until it fits your tooth properly.

Once our dentist is satisfied, he will permanently bond your veneer to your tooth. Before bonding the veneer, the surface of the tooth will be etched to allow for a stronger bond. Once your tooth has been etched, our dentist will select a bonding agent that will give your veneer a color that matches the rest of your teeth.

AFTERCARE AND MAINTENANCE

Once the bonding is set, our dentist will make final adjustments to the shape and bite of your new veneer. If necessary, our dentist may have you schedule a follow-up appointment for the fit and appearance of the tooth, as well as to check the gumline.



After your follow-up, make sure to continue scheduling your regular exams and cleanings. These exams are crucial to maintaining the health and appearance of your veneers and your oral health and hygiene. Make sure to schedule cleanings and exams once every six months.

Take Your First Step Today!

At Luth & Heideman, you can expect quality care. We use the newest tech and techniques to make the procedure as comfortable and effective as possible. With our consulting room and excellent bedside manner, you can be sure to get the service that you need. We take extra time with our patients to make sure that any questions or concerns you may have will be addressed and to make sure that your experience is as positive as possible.



Schedule an appointment with Luth & Heideman today!

FAQs:

Porcelain Dental Veneers are also called porcelain veneers because they are made from porcelain. We use porcelain because of its durability and its natural appearance.

Yes. Porcelain Dental Veneers improve a variety of dental problems, including:

  • Intrinsic dental stains
  • Dental misalignment
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Small teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Porcelain Dental Veneers consist of a minimally invasive procedure. It will provide natural results, quick treatment, and long-lasting, durable veneers. A con to this treatment is that a small amount of the enamel must be removed to ensure the veneers fit perfectly. The procedure is permanent, and patients should be dedicated to their new smiles.

Porcelain Dental Veneers are excellent for patients with no cavities, gum disease, or other dental health problems. We’ll examine your teeth to ensure you’re an excellent fit for this treatment. This cosmetic treatment will enhance a healthy smile.

Teeth, unfortunately, wear out over time, often becoming discolored and chipped. This can greatly affect people’s smiles and confidence. Luckily, veneers can help with this. If you have any of the below issues, consider getting veneers!

Porcelain Dental Veneers are a great way to restore your smile. They protect your worn enamel, brighten discolored teeth, and restore cracked and misshapen teeth. Our veneers are also strong, durable, and flexible.

Porcelain Dental Veneers look like natural teeth, so there’s no need to worry about them standing out from the rest of your smile. Our dentist will match the veneer to the rest of your teeth so that it blends in with your smile.

While veneers can be a fantastic solution for many patients, some risks should be considered before you get veneers.

It requires the removal of a thin layer of enamel. A top thin layer of enamel must be removed for the veneer to properly bond to the tooth. While the veneer will act as an additional protective layer once placed, it is important to know that this layer of enamel cannot be restored once removed.

The procedure is irreversible. Because the procedure requires the removal of part of the enamel, the veneer process is not reversible. Veneers can be replaced, so worn or damaged veneers shouldn’t be a problem, but after the procedure, your tooth will always need a veneer.

Veneers are vulnerable to tooth grinding. Porcelain Dental Veneers aren’t as strong as your natural teeth, which means that they are much more sensitive to tooth grinding. If you have bruxism or are susceptible to jaw clenching or teeth grinding, veneers may not be the best solution for you.

While Porcelain Dental Veneers are a permanent solution, the porcelain may wear out over the years and eventually need to be replaced. Veneers are very durable, but how long they last before needing to be replaced can depend on several variables. Typically, you can expect your veneers to last somewhere between 7 to 12 years before needing to be replaced.

To make sure that your veneers last as long as possible, make sure to do the following:

Maintain good oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene habits can damage not only your teeth but your veneers as well. Taking good care of your teeth and oral health is one of the best ways to protect your veneers. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day.

Attend regular dental exams and cleanings. Regular dental exams and cleanings are important for taking care of your teeth and veneers. During your exam, our dentist will check your veneers to ensure that they are healthy and that there isn’t any damage that needs to be addressed.

Protect your veneers from grinding. Continuous veneer grinding will greatly damage them over time. If you find yourself frequently clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth, schedule an appointment with us to see what can be done to protect your veneers as well as your teeth.

No additional specialized care is needed to take care of your veneers. Simply practice good oral hygiene habits. Be sure to treat your veneers gently, however, as they aren’t as strong as natural teeth and are more susceptible to damage.

Slight adjustments in your diet may be recommended, such as avoiding certain firm foods like ice, hard candy, or nuts. Sticky foods such as caramel should also be avoided.

Don’t use your teeth to open objects, as this heightens the risk of damaging your veneers and could also potentially damage your teeth.

Prevent tooth grinding. Our dentist may recommend wearing protective appliances during your sleep to prevent teeth grinding.

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