With many Anchorage residents looking to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a celebrated option in the Alaska cosmetic dental community. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very substantial porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and perfect new surface. It improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth instantly.
To begin, you will need a consultation with your dentist, who should have skill in cosmetic procedures. You should look at what you do not like about your smile and determine how you want it improved. Veneers may not be prime for you. Other cosmetic dental procedures are available that may be a better fit for the characteristics you wish to change.
Porcelain veneers can correct many minor to moderate problems, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your beautiful smile.
Your dentist will also discuss both types of veneers: “traditional” and “prepless.” Before a traditional veneer is put on the tooth, the dentist first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this treatment plan is irreversible.
The second method is called “no-prep” or “prepless.” With this type, enamel removal is frequently not needed. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible. However, this protocol has specific criteria.
Furthermore, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.
Your dentist will help you evaluate your unique needs and guide you on how to reach your goals. Once you and your dentist have created a dental plan, your dentist will work with a laboratory and dental team to assure everything is carried out as discussed.
If you do not have a cosmetic dentist, we invite you to visit our distinctive practice at 1000 E O’Malley Rd Ste 101 in Anchorage. Kirk Johnson is a consummate smile makeover artist. Experience is a key consideration. Call (907) 349-0022 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.
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