Unhappy with your smile? Porcelain veneers offer a simple, painless way to conceal those tooth flaws that are bugging you. These restorations are thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over the surface of your teeth.
The experienced cosmetic dentists at The Dentists are proud to offer this advanced treatment to patients in Omaha and the surrounding areas, including Bellevue, Lincoln and more. To schedule your appointment, please call our helpful team at Hillsborough: 402-445-4647, Village Pointe: 402-505-7474, Ralston Square: 402-733-4441, or Dundee: 402-502-5593 today.
Porcelain Veneer Candidates
Veneers conceal just about every type of cosmetic tooth problem:
- Stained teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Undesirable tooth length and size
- Smile asymmetry
They are so versatile because they work through concealment – by covering the flaw underneath.
Let’s say you are unhappy with the presence of one or more of the problems above. You are most likely a good candidate. But there are a few other dental-related factors you will need to discuss with our dentists before they can determine if porcelain veneers will work for you.
A few factors to consider: Our dentists will want to make sure your teeth, gums and entire oral cavity are in good health before proceeding. If any gum disease, cavities or other problems are present, we will recommend treatment before porcelain veneers can be an option.
Another thing that will be considered is the alignment of your teeth. Veneers can make teeth appear straighter, but they do not actually straighten them. If your teeth are significantly misaligned, to the point your bite is badly affected, then orthodontics may be suggested as an alternative to porcelain veneers. The only way to know for sure is to have your teeth and bite examined by our dentists in Omaha.
What to Expect: The Veneers Process
One of the great things about veneers is how quickly the process can be completed, particularly compared to orthodontic options or full mouth reconstruction. Generally, it takes two to three appointments to get your veneers placed.
During the first appointment, we shape and roughen the teeth. We then take impressions of your teeth to make models of your mouth. It’s on these models that we craft veneers to fit the prepared teeth.
At the second appointment, we clean and polish the prepared teeth. Then we use an adhesive to bond the veneers to the teeth and a high-intensity light to harden the adhesive. Once in place, veneers virtually become part of the teeth with an extremely strong bond. The final result: beautiful, natural-looking teeth that have the shape and color you’ve always desired.
Your Porcelain Veneers Appointment
Porcelain veneers are a great way to start feeling confident about your smile. They can last 10 years or more because they stand up well to stains and breakage. There’s also no special care involved with porcelain veneers. All you must do is continue brushing and flossing.
We look forward to discussing your options and arranging your consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist. The Dentists serve patients in Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln and nearby areas of Nebraska.