A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth’s surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
If traditional orthodontics is not an option for you, then porcelain veneers can create a beautiful, straight smile in just a few visits, rather than having to undergo years of braces.
It’s important to Dr. Leizgold that your porcelain veneers match your characteristics and personality exactly. During your consultation, she’ll take your facial features into consideration. This includes lip line, nose shape, eye and hair color, and face and tooth symmetry.
Porcelain veneers are not false teeth; they are bonded to the front of your teeth, providing a bright, new, straight surface that can cover any chips, stains, breaks, or gaps you may have.
When creating your porcelain veneers, a shade of porcelain will be chosen to match your natural teeth. Dental porcelain is very natural in translucence and reflective properties compared to natural tooth enamel. Once bonded to your teeth, your smile will look flawless and completely natural.
Not every dentist is a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on both the appearance and function of your teeth. Cosmetic dentists, like Dr. Leizgold, continuously educating herself by taking countless hours of continuing education, lectures, and hands-on courses in latest dental advances.
Dr. Leizgold and our team have the knowledge and artistic talent to help you gain the smile of your dreams! Discuss your smile concerns with us today and learn all your options for advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry at Polo Dental.
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Deep Teeth Whitening
This is the term used when combining one or more dental treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile.
- In-chair teeth whitening generally involves the application of a whitening.
- Take-home teeth whitening requires a set of custom made trays to fit your teeth.
- Factors such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and diet can affect the longevity of the results.
Five crowns within 48 hours
Crowns are needed when a tooth has a significant amount of structural damage and a normal filling would not be adequate.
- Heavily filled teeth that have broken or that are likely to break in the near future.
- Teeth with old amalgam fillings often crack around the filling causing pain when chewing.