Do you wish you had perfect-looking front teeth that are ready for a close-up? Dental veneers can help you achieve this!
At Lifetime Smiles, watching patients discover a brilliant new smile highlights our days. Veneers can transform a smile dramatically, sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics.” A set of veneers can correct chips, stains, and even deeply discolored teeth. But they can also alter the length and size of teeth, or help teeth that seem rotated suddenly appear straight. While it sounds dramatic, only the stunning visual outcome is surprising. Veneers provide a highly conservative approach to esthetic smile makeovers.
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Dental Veneer Benefits
Porcelain dental veneers can completely transform the look of your teeth for a beautiful smile makeover. Benefits of veneers include:
- Improved function of teeth to correct problems like TMJ and occlusion (bite)
- Highly resistant to staining and discoloration (more than natural teeth)
- Custom-designed to match your natural teeth
- Conservative approach to changing a tooth’s shape and color – don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do
- Keep more of the natural tooth structure
- Easy to maintain with good oral hygiene habits
- Fast procedure that requires 2 short dental visits
Why Dental Veneers?
Veneers display the ultimate in dental art and science, handcrafted and customized to fit your smile. Like a contact lens, these thin pieces of porcelain bond to the outside of your natural teeth. But don’t be fooled by the thin characteristics of this material. Many unique features can be incorporated into the ceramics, replicating any look you want to create.
Dental veneers can help correct embarrassing chips, gaps, stains and misalignment. Now you can “renew” your teeth for an attractive smile that will make you want to show the world.
While veneers provide a conservative way to repair bad teeth, the steps behind the process require a high level of training to produce accurately. So what’s involved in bringing a smile like this to life?
Good Planning Paves The Way
Careful planning of your veneers is vital to a successful outcome. Models, photographs, and digital x-rays allow you and Dr. Beke to create a perfect blueprint to direct your case from start to finish. Like all successful projects, this planning can’t be compromised. We will consider your input and incorporate your desires into your veneer case, from color to shape and a number of other factors.
The Next Steps
Once Dr. Beke plans your case, usually two appointments leave you 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 over by a master lab technician. Dr. Beke provides all the information to a specialized lab that’s needed to create a masterpiece.
Dr. Beke also produces acrylic temporary restorations that mimic the veneers, worn for about three weeks. These temporaries provide a preview of the general appearance of your new smile and allow further input regarding the appearance of your upcoming smile.
Delivering The Magic
After hours of custom craftwork in the lab, you’ll return for a second appointment. Dr. Beke will try in each veneer and evaluate the appearance and fit, giving you an opportunity to preview the new look. He will then go through several precise steps to bond the thin veneers to the outer 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 Lifetime Smiles!
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Lifetime Smiles, 156th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA, USA