Get Your Perfect Smile in Two Quick Visits
Keeping your smile bright, healthy, and beautiful can be a source of confidence for many people. We all deserve a smile that we can be proud of and if you find your smile doesn’t quite look the way you want it to, visit our cosmetic dentist Dr. Burneson for a cosmetic dental procedure. Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at improving the appearance of your smile and can be used to create the smile of your dreams.
If your teeth are cracked, crooked, discolored, or have wide gaps, the experts at Today’s Dentistry may recommend porcelain veneers. They’re an easy, natural-looking solution for Oregon patients in Ashland and the surrounding areas of Talent, Pheonix, and Medford looking to achieve a perfect smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that Dr. Burneson places over the front surfaces of your teeth, eliminating imperfections. Sparkling white veneers are stain-resistant and they’re crafted to look just like your natural teeth — leaving you with results that are sure to make you smile.
Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth by enhancing their color, shape, size, or length for a smile you can feel confident about. Patients typically choose porcelain veneers to fix:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Stained or yellow teeth
- Small or worn-down teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Surface craters or bulges on teeth
- Gaps between teeth
If you’re currently dealing with one of the listed above and want to know if you can receive porcelain veneers, contact our Ashland office at (541) 482-7771 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burneson today.
Finding the Best Option for Your Smile
Veneers are a minimally invasive procedure that can also be the perfect alternative for patients whose teeth have deep stains that can’t be lifted off with teeth whitening.
During your consultation, Dr. Burneson will discuss your smile goals and access your overall oral health to help create the best treatment plan for your smile.
For example, porcelain veneers can revitalize slightly crooked teeth, but we may recommend an orthodontic solution if you have severe teeth alignment issues.
If you suffer from conditions such as decay, damage, or excessive grinding, our cosmetic dentist may suggest porcelain crowns to restore your smile while protecting the whole tooth.
How We Create Your New Smile
The first step on the road to a beautiful smile is your initial consultation with Dr. Burneson. He’ll examine your oral health and ask you about your smile goals. He’ll also go over your treatment options so you can decide if porcelain veneers are right for you. If you choose veneers, we can start the process right away.
Using our advanced imaging equipment, we’ll create an impression of your teeth. Dr. Burneson will send these detailed images to our dental laboratory where they’ll create your custom-made veneers.
Once your porcelain veneers are ready, you’ll come back to our Ashland office to have them placed. Dr. Burneson will remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your tooth to make sure your veneers fit snugly. We’ll also clean and polish your teeth for a smooth placement.
Finally, Dr. Burneson will attach your veneers using a special dental adhesive. After they’re secured, he’ll trim and polish them so your smile looks perfect. Now you’ll be ready to face the world with renewed self-confidence.
Caring for Your Veneers
Similar to your natural teeth, veneers need gentle brushing twice a day and flossing every day. This will remove plaque and keep the gum tissue around your veneers healthy. Regular check-ups and cleanings with Dr. Burneson are also essential for maintaining good oral health. That way we can ensure your veneers stay in perfect position as well as check for any oral health issues.
Though porcelain veneers are durable, they may not be able to withstand biting into hard foods or using your teeth to open packages, so you’ll want to be careful. If you grind or clench your teeth, Dr. Burneson may suggest a custom-made night guard to protect your new veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may not be a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you have:
- Tooth decay
- Active gum disease
- Weakened teeth
- Large dental fillings
If you don’t have an adequate amount of existing enamel, we may have to explore other options as well. Porcelain veneers work best with healthy and strong teeth. During your consultation, Dr. Burneson will thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth structures to determine if porcelain veneers are the best choice for rejuvenating your smile.
In general, dental insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures meant for aesthetics such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. However, depending on your plan and provider, you may be eligible to have a portion of the cost covered.
Our dedicated professionals at Today’s Dentistry are here to help you achieve the smile you deserve which is why Dr. Burneson also offers financing options. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to get a more detailed explanation of your dental coverage so that you can get the most out of your benefits.
In order to minimize any discomfort, Dr. Burneson will administer a local anesthetic. The procedure itself should be painless though you may experience some tenderness following the procedure. This can be managed with a cold compress or over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen.
Enhance Your Smile With Dr. Burneson
Porcelain veneers are a great way to repair imperfections in your smile and restore your self-esteem. To schedule a free consultation, call our Ashland office at (541) 482-7771 or fill out our contact form below. Before you know it, you’ll be laughing and smiling like never before.