When it comes to beauty, symmetry matters. Both males and females with symmetrical faces are often considered to be more attractive. The same concept applies to a smile. Having teeth that differ in size, length, and shape can detract from a beautiful smile. The team at Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN understand this, which is why we offer dental veneers treatment. With veneers, we can truly customize each smile for results that are symmetrical, beautiful and natural looking.
Porcelain veneers explained
Veneers are thin pieces of strong, translucent porcelain that very closely resemble natural tooth enamel. The veneers are custom designed and fabricated to fit over the visible surfaces of the teeth to hide imperfections and improve their appearance. Patients can opt to have a veneer placed on a single tooth or all the teeth visible within the smile for a full smile makeover.
The porcelain veneer process
Placing porcelain veneers requires that a small amount of enamel to be removed from the front of the teeth so that they can fit snugly and look natural. The custom-made veneers are then checked for proper size and fit before being permanently cemented into place. In most cases, the process for receiving veneers can be completed in two appointments.
Porcelain Veneers at Titus Dentistry - Dr. Jonathan W. Titus
What are porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are one tool we use at Titus Dentistry to improve and change how the patients’ smile might look.
Veneers are a thin layer of high-strength porcelain covering the tooth’s visible front part. You can think of it as a thin, press-on fingernail thickness of porcelain.
What are problems dental veneers can fix?
We use veneers to change the front teeth’ color, shape, and size, and it depends on how many teeth are shown when they smile. But, it typically involves the front 8 – 10 teeth.
What is the process of getting veneers?
At Titus Dentistry, we focus on the function and the aesthetics of your smile. So before placing veneers and changing anything with your teeth permanently, we will have a planning stage.
We will assess the function and the bite to make sure things are balanced prior to changing your teeth.
We will also do a mock-up of what the teeth might look like by having the lab wax up a preview of what the veneers will look like before we change your teeth.
This allows the patient and the doctor to make sure we’re on the same page with our goals before diving into anything irreversible.
Feel free to give us a call and get the beautiful smile you always wanted.
Improve the following characteristics with veneers
- Discoloration – Veneers can address permanent stains and discoloration that does not respond to teeth whitening.
- Shape – Veneers can cover teeth that have become worn down or that differ in shape and size.
- Alignment – Veneers are sometimes referred to as instant orthodontics because they can address minor issues such as gaps, moderately crooked teeth, or uneven spacing.
- Texture – Veneers can hide teeth that have chips, cracks, or other imperfections to reveal a smooth, even surface.
Caring for your veneers
Porcelain is a strong, durable material that can last many years with a little extra care. It’s important to avoid chewing on non-food objects such as pens or using the teeth to open packaging, as this can potentially cause the veneers to crack. If you grind your teeth, a nightguard may be recommended during sleep to protect the veneers from breakage. Teeth with veneers are still susceptible to decay, so it’s also important to continue brushing and gently flossing daily.
Transform your smile today
A new smile could be yours in just a few appointments. To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact Titus Dentistry in Middletown, IN today at (765) 358-5868.