Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite custom-fitted over your natural teeth. Think of this cosmetic dentistry treatment as a manicure for your smile. We can change the shape, color and length of your teeth in only two visits. It looks so good you’ll wonder why you waited so long. We have many different choices for veneers in our office.
Please do not be intimidated by the number of cosmetic choices we have available. We will guide you through the process of choosing the best type of veneering materials to achieve the aesthetic results you desire. Below are some of the different options that you have.
- Composite Hand Laid Veneers
- Razor Thin Veneers
- Classic Pressed Porcelain Veneers
- Bella! Porcelain Veneers
- Elite Porcelain Veneers
- Trial Smile
Composite Hand Laid Veneers
We use this technique on patients who want the most conservative veneer possible.
Many times we do not need anesthesia and do not prepare the teeth at all. Composite veneers are not for everyone. Bonding is often a viable option for repairing chipped, cracked, or disfigured front teeth. Patients with straight teeth who have spaces between their teeth are great candidates for composite veneers. If you have spaces between your teeth and do not want braces, you can close the spaces in one appointment with composite veneers.
Razor Thin Veneers
This restoration is ideal for slight contour and color change with a conservative preparation. These are the most conservative porcelain veneers that we do. They have their limitations, but can achieve a beautiful result for those who just need that little touch-up.
Classic Pressed Porcelain Veneers
Consistent and Attractive
There are several different types of pressed porcelain restorations out there. Classic pressed porcelain veneers allow us to make misaligned and discolored teeth appear straight and white. Unlike composite veneers, porcelain will not change color or pick up stains over time. Think of it as a new beautiful enamel layer for your teeth.
Bella! Porcelain Veneers
An Aesthetic Upgrade
These veneers have a unique opalescent effect and are definitely a step up in aesthetics. Our highly trained ceramists take the traditional pressed porcelain and cut it back to apply a few different layers of porcelain on top. These different layers of porcelain allow light to reflect off these restorations a lot like natural teeth.
Elite Porcelain Veneers
Nearest to Nature
These veneers are the finest aesthetic restorations available. Elite restorations are truly unlike any other restoration. Their life-like natural appearance and exceptional fit make them the restoration of choice. Teeth are not just one color or one thickness. Nature creates a tooth through a series of layers. Elite Porcelain Restorations are developed the same way. Our highly trained ceramists take pressed porcelain restorations and add layers of different porcelain that give the teeth a combination of opaque and translucent layers. It is the slight difference in color and the different levels of opacity that give these restorations their life-like appearance.
Before you commit to the final design of your porcelain veneers, we offer you the option of trying a trial smile. A trial smile allows you to view a temporary version of your new smile to make sure you will be happy with the final results prior to proceeding with treatment. To learn more, please visit our page devoted to trial smiles.
Contact Designer Smiles Today!
Your new smile is waiting at Designer Smiles! Let our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ann Haggard, answer all your questions and help you decide what veneers are correct for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentists.