Porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure at Honest Teeth. Veneers allow you to cover up misshapen, stained, or crooked teeth, providing you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile!
Interested in porcelain veneers in Elm Grove? Learn about the basics of veneers from Honest Teeth, and see if they’re right for you.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin shells that are usually built out of porcelain or another high-quality ceramic composite. They are designed to fit perfectly over your existing teeth, and cover up imperfections such as gaps, stains, crooked teeth, and more. They are permanently bonded into place with adhesive cement, providing you with a beautiful, long-lasting smile
The Benefits Of Veneers
Veneers from Honest Teeth have numerous benefits. Here are just a few of them:
- Indistinguishable from natural teeth – This is the best thing about veneers. They’re manufactured to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth, and provide you with a gorgeous, all-natural smile.
- Can strengthen your existing teeth – Porcelain veneers bond with weak teeth, and provide additional support and structure that helps prevent chipping or cracking.
- Do not require special care – Just brush and floss normally, and visit Honest Teeth for an oral hygiene appointment every 6 months. That’s it!
- Resist staining and yellowing – High-quality veneers are very stain resistant. However, care should be taken to maintain good oral habits, because the natural teeth that surround your veneers may still be vulnerable to staining.
The Veneer Placement Process
The process of veneer placement is quite simple. First, Dr. Max Meinerz will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to determine if you are eligible for veneers. If not, another treatment such as dental bonding or a crown may be more appropriate.
If veneers are right for you, Dr. Meinerz will begin by removing a tiny layer of enamel from each tooth that will be treated. This is done to ensure that the veneers bond tightly to the teeth, and blend seamlessly with existing tooth material.
After this, Dr. Meinerz will use advanced casting and imaging techniques to create molds of your teeth. These are sent to an external lab, where your veneers will be manufactured. This process usually takes 2-3 weeks. You will be fitted with temporary veneers while you wait for your custom veneers to be finished.
When Dr. Meinerz receives your veneers, you will come back for your second appointment. He’ll check your veneers for size, color, and fit, ensuring they are absolutely perfect. After a thorough teeth cleaning, your veneers will be bonded permanently into place with a dental adhesive.
And that’s it! Treatment is minimally-invasive, and often takes just 2 appointments. Getting a perfect smile is just that easy.
Not Sure If Veneers Are Right For You? Find Out At Honest Teeth!
Dr. Max Meinerz of Honest Teeth is an experienced cosmetic dentist with years of experience placing veneers. A quick consultation can tell him if you’re a good candidate for veneers.
Get the smile of your dreams today! Contact Honest Teeth for an appointment at (262) 784-7770, or visit our Elm Grove office at 15255 Watertown Plank Road Suite 100, Elm Grove, WI 53122.