Explore the Possibilities of Porcelain Veneers
Are you unhappy with your smile? Modern cosmetic dentistry is the branch of professional dental care that focuses on improving the aesthetic appeal of a patient’s smile, allowing the patient to once again smile with confidence. Porcelain veneers, provided by your Polk City cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ryan Hussong, are a popular cosmetic option that have helped many patients revamp their smiles, even in the midst of multiple, conspicuous teeth blemishes. Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to the fronts of unsightly teeth, creating an entirely new and blemish-free face for your smile.
The Details of Veneers
Porcelain veneers are hand-crafted in a trusted dental lab according to the specific measurements of each patient’s teeth. The wafer-thin shells of porcelain are carefully sculpted to mimic the front surfaces of your teeth, and the porcelain is specially crafted for a lifelike appearance. Commonly called ceramic, dental porcelain is tinted to match natural tooth color and layered to reflect light in the same manner as tooth enamel.
To place porcelain veneers, Dr. Hussong will prepare the teeth by removing a minimal amount of tooth enamel, approximately 0.3-0.5 mm (just enough to accommodate the thin shells). Once the veneers are crafted, Dr. Hussong will bond them to the previously-prepared teeth, situating them to fit perfectly into the ideal contours of your smile.
Can Porcelain Veneers Help You?
How do you know if porcelain veneers are right for you? Dr. Hussong will advise you if the cosmetic restorations are ideal for your situation, but you may be a candidate if your teeth are marred by one or more of the following;
- Stubborn stains or intrinsic discoloration that are impervious to teeth whitening
- Excessive wear, which can alter the tooth’s natural dimensions
- Minor chips and/or cracks that don’t present a threat to the tooth’s health
- “Black triangles” between oddly-shaped teeth
- Slight malocclusion (teeth misalignment)
If your smile isn’t all that it could be, speak with Dr. Hussong about your options for smile improvement. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options, including professional teeth whitening, cosmetic dental bonding, and porcelain dental crowns, for patients whose smiles may be too blemished, or not blemished enough, for porcelain veneers.
About Dr. Ryan Hussong:
Dr. Ryan Hussong is a dedicated restorative and cosmetic dentist who is passionate about helping patients create and maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. To schedule a consultation with us, call the Cornerstone Dental office today at (515) 984-6001.