The Most Versatile Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure
Anchorage dentists Dr. Kendall Skinner, and his team are up to date with the latest developments cosmetic dental materials and procedures. We offer provisional tooth whitening, tooth colored fillings, cosmetic bonding, and many other procedures to improve your smile’s appearance. However, in many cases, the best, custom option to redesign a smile is porcelain veneers. Each set of porcelain dental veneers is handcrafted by one of the best ceramists in the world with custom shading for a unique, natural look that will complement your overall appearance. Often these can provide a completely improved and dazzling smile in just a few appointments.
What Porcelain Veneers Can Do
As we mentioned above, porcelain veneers are a very flexible treatment. They can help with many common complaints you may have about the appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers can fix:
- Chipped teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Short teeth
- Worn teeth
- Crooked teeth
We can give your smile a completely new appearance with porcelain veneers. You have your choice about whether you want to restore the smile of your youth or enjoy an entirely new smile.
The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
The actual treatment usually involves only two visits. The number of pre-operative visits, to work out details to insure predictable results, depends on the complexity of your situation and the changes you desire. There usually is also a follow up visit or two for final adjustments and polishing your dental veneers, and to review instructions for care of your new porcelain veneers to insure they last years and years.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
As we mentioned, porcelain veneers are very durable. Although we call them “porcelain,” they’re actually made of advanced ceramics that are described as porcelain because they are white and translucent like porcelain. But modern materials mean porcelain veneers can be ten times as strong as your teeth enamel or more.
With this great strength and proper fitting by a skilled cosmetic dentist, porcelain veneers can last a long time. Studies show that more than 95% of veneers are intact and in place after 11 years.
DURAthin veneers are ultra-thin porcelain veneers that have been designed and constructed to fit perfectly on top of your natural teeth. For some people, this means you no longer have to damage your natural tooth enamel to improve your smile. With DURAthin, teeth do not require the same drilling as traditional veneers, allowing you to retain your natural teeth beneath a beautiful new smile that you love.
Benefit of DURAthin Dental Veneers
Though not everyone wanting veneers is a candidate for DURAthin, it is the preferred choice by dentists because it’s a more conservative option, saving the tooth’s natural enamel. Just like traditional veneers, DURAthin veneers are a custom-made layer of porcelain designed to enhance your smile. These no-prep veneers can be a good treatment option for anyone who has small gaps between their teeth or teeth that have discolored with time. And perhaps the best part about DURAthin veneers is, because they are contact lens-like and bonded directly to your existing tooth, should you ever decide to have your veneers removed, you can return to your natural smile. With Dr. Kendall being among the most experienced dentists in Anchorage, Alaska, he is able to make sure the DURAthin veneers are esthetically pleasing with a completely natural appearance.
Do you want to learn how porcelain veneers can give you a new, beautiful smile? Please call (907) 349-0022 or contact us today for an appointment with an Anchorage cosmetic dentist at Excellence in Dentistry.