Get Your Perfect Smile in Two Quick Visits
If your teeth are cracked, crooked, discolored, or have wide gaps, porcelain veneers are an easy, natural-looking way to achieve a perfect smile.
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 with confidence.
How Porcelain Veneers Help
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
Finding the Best Option for Your Smile
During your consultation, Dr. Burneson will help you find the best option 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, Dr. Burneson 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, we’ll be ready to complete your new smile. 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.
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 nightguard 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, or weakened teeth as a result of tooth decay, large dental fillings, or fractures. 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. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to get a more detailed explanation of your dental coverage.
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 a contact form below. Before you know it, you’ll be laughing and smiling like never before.