If you’re not perfectly happy with your smile, take heart. You’re not alone. Many people have an aspect or two about their smile they’d like to improve. If minor tooth flaws prevent you from smiling confidently, consider eliminating them with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers for teeth from Weimar Family and Implant Dentistry in Maple Grove, Minnesota, can perfect your smile in as little as two dental visits.
Veneers are ultra-thin, porcelain shells that can be cemented to the surface of flawed teeth to hide imperfections that detract from your smile’s appearance, such as:
Porcelain veneers “erase” these flaws to give your smile a smooth, unblemished, radiant appearance.
Here’s what you can expect from this treatment.
Dr. Richard Weimar will evaluate your smile to confirm your teeth are healthy enough for veneers. We’ll take X-rays of your teeth and gums, check for dental problems, and assess the areas that need to be fixed. If you have problems with decay or dental disease, we’ll take steps to treat these issues before scheduling your veneer appointment. If your teeth are in good health, we’ll simply clean them before your treatment.
During your consultation, Dr. Weimar will explain your veneer options and what to expect from your treatment. We’ll get your vision for your dream smile and outline a plan for making it come true.
On your first veneer appointment, we’ll clean your teeth to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup that can impact your treatment. Then we’ll remove a thin enamel layer from your teeth to accommodate your veneers. Dr. Weimar will take impressions of your prepped teeth to send to a lab specializing in veneer design and fabrication. Here, your veneers will be custom-crafted for your use – a process that generally takes two weeks. In the meantime, we’ll fit you with temporary veneers to avoid problems with tooth sensitivity when you eat.
When your permanent veneers are ready, we’ll schedule a second appointment to place them on your teeth. We’ll clean your teeth again to remove food particles or plaque that impede proper bonding. We’ll apply a special gel to your teeth to help the veneers stick and place the veneers appropriately, making sure all imperfections are covered, and your smile is beautifully renewed.
Porcelain veneers require no special care other than daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleaning to retain their health and beauty. With proper care, your veneers can last more than 15 years before needing an upgrade. You can enjoy your beautiful smile even longer by restricting your intake of stain-causing foods and drinks and eliminating bad habits like ice chewing, nail-biting, and using your teeth like tools.
To schedule a consultation for porcelain veneer treatment in Maple Grove, MN, contact Weimar Family and Implant Dentistry at (763) 275-3080.