Porcelain Veneers in Weyauwega
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is porcelain veneers. Why? Because by simply covering imperfect teeth, you can have a perfect smile after only two appointments. Where there used to be unsightly teeth, there can now be white, well-formed and perfectly straight teeth. Using porcelain veneers in Weyauwega, Dr. Twohig has transformed the smiles of many people in the area and he can do the same for you!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Whether they are called porcelain veneers, dental veneers or just veneers, the benefits are all the same: teeth that are more attractive so your smile makes you happy and confident.
Veneers are made of a paper-thin—but very strong—pieces of fine dental porcelain that are adhesively bonded to the facial side of your teeth. Of course, your natural teeth are still there, acting as supports for the veneers. Therefore, a strict at-home oral hygiene routine is a must to ensure the health of your new smile. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as regularly schedule dental checkups, are essential to ensuring your oral health when you have veneers, as well as the appearance and longevity of your new smile.
Who is Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Most people are qualified to have porcelain veneers. However, your cosmetic dentist in Weyauwega will want to conduct an oral examination first to ensure your overall oral health before placing veneers. The dentist will check for signs of cavities and periodontal disease, either of which will need to be addressed before any type of cosmetic dentistry plan begins.
Porcelain veneers are often suggested for moderate cosmetic concerns, such as chipped, slightly cracked or broken teeth. Other cosmetic flaws that veneers can conceal include teeth that are misshaped or too small, as well as teeth that have gaps between them.
How Do I Get Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can usually be placed in just two appointments. At the first, your teeth are prepped. Dr. Twohig must slightly reshape and resize your teeth in order to make room for the veneers. To do this, he removes a very slim layer of enamel. After this step, you’ll be given a temporary set of acrylic veneers. These protect your prepared teeth and give you the chance to adjust to the feeling of veneers in your mouth.
When your handcrafted porcelain veneers arrive from the lab, you’ll return to see Dr. Twohig so he can bond them to your teeth.
With a little extra care, you can expect your new porcelain veneers to last for about 10 years before they need replacement. You can help extend the longevity of your smile by not using your front teeth to bite hard foods such as raw carrots, nuts and ice. This way, you’ll enjoy your beautiful for many years!
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Dr. Twohig is a cosmetic dentist in Weyauwega who believes in helping patients achieve lasting, beautiful results. Should you arrive to inquire about porcelain veneers, you can expect him to first make you aware that these are a permanent solution. This is important to know in case you are looking for a reversible cosmetic option. But if you are undeterred and wish to move forward, it is imperative that you ask questions and receive honest, transparent answers, which he happily provides below. We invite you to review the following questions and determine if there is any additional information you would like before beginning treatment. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today.
If I do not have veneers placed on all my teeth, how can I be sure that they will match?
It is often recommended that if you do not plan to have veneers placed on all your teeth that you undergo teeth whitening to make sure all your teeth will match. Choosing to have veneers placed beforehand can lead to these teeth standing out among the rest of your natural teeth. As a result, you may be unhappy with the overall results. During your initial consultation with Dr. Twohig, make sure to express what it is you want for your entire smile. Even if he recommends veneers, you might also try teeth whitening to make sure your teeth appear the same shade.
What can I do to ensure a longer lifespan for my veneers?
Every patient who receives veneers in Weyauwega cannot expect their veneers to last as long as someone else’s. Why? Because each person is different, and it is ultimately up to how well you take care of your new teeth to determine how long they will last. On average, veneers that are regularly cared for can last 10-15 years, but you must maintain them by:
- Taking care of your oral health by brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush for two minutes and flossing between your teeth before bed
- Rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash
- Keeping your six-month dental checkups and cleanings with Dr. Twohig
- Wearing a mouthguard if you play sports or suffer from bruxism
- Avoiding foods that are hard or crunchy, as they can damage real and artificial teeth
- Ceasing the use of tobacco products and/or smoking
- Not using your teeth to open packages or containers
Can veneers stain over time?
While it is true that the porcelain used to create veneers is much more stain-resistant than traditional tooth enamel, it is possible for it to stain and become discolored over time. This is why it is important that you take proper care of your veneers to ensure they remain healthy and natural-looking for as long as possible. Avoiding dark-colored beverages, smoking, hard brushing, using an abrasive toothpaste, or highly-acidic beverages or foods will help to keep your veneers strong and beautifully white. Although you will need to have them replaced in time because of regular wear and tear, you should be mindful to watch what you eat and how you use your new teeth.
How will I know how many veneers to receive?
Ultimately, the decision is yours, but during your consultation with Dr. Twohig, he will happily provide a recommendation for how many veneers you should receive. Many patients opt to have their entire mouth treated while others choose to only have veneers placed on visible teeth. No matter how many you choose to have placed, you can expect that your veneers will look and feel completely natural when put into place.