Cosmetic Dental Veneers in De Pere, WI
Are cosmetic flaws in your teeth causing you to hide your smile or making you feel self-conscious in social situations? Cosmetic dentistry treatments can help, but you may find yourself barred from your goals because you don’t have the time to undergo multiple cosmetic procedures, or you’re not a candidate for the treatments you want. While barriers such as these can make the task of improving your smile seem daunting, De Pere cosmetic dentist Dr. Yenchesky can offer a fast, effective solution to multiple cosmetic dentistry issues called porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are custom-made to blend seamlessly into your smile and conceal cosmetic flaws. They’re applied using a minimally invasive technique that only requires removing a minuscule amount of enamel (less than the width of a fingernail). Once applied, your porcelain dental veneers will immediately improve the look of your smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Conceals Cosmetic Flaws — Porcelain dental veneers conceal cosmetic flaws in your smile including:
- Size issues
- Discoloration and staining
Replaces Lost Enamel — Porcelain veneers can replace missing enamel, helping to combat issues such as weakening tooth structure, staining, and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
Immediate Improvement — As soon as your veneers are placed, they immediately improve the look of your smile by providing you with a natural-looking appearance.
One Solution for Multiple Issues — Porcelain veneers offer a singular solution for completely transforming your smile.
Improves Teeth That Don’t Respond To Whitening — If you have teeth or restorations that won’t respond to whitening, porcelain dental veneers can conceal them to improve their appearance.
Minimally-Invasive Treatment — Porcelain dental veneers are a minimally invasive way to improve your smile, requiring no surgery or incisions.
Long-Lasting Solution — Porcelain dental veneers can last ten to 15 years or even longer with proper care.
Teeth Whitening Alternative — For patients who don’t qualify for teeth whitening due to issues such as extreme sensitivity or extreme discoloration, porcelain dental veneers offer an effective alternative.
Predictable Results — When properly applied by a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Yenchesky, dental veneers are almost certain to improve your smile.
Who Qualifies for Porcelain Dental Veneers?
You may qualify for a smile enhancement with porcelain veneers if any of the following apply to you:
- You want a simple, effective means of improving your smile
- You have healthy gums and teeth
- You don’t experience chronic teeth grinding (bruxism)
- You don’t bite your nails or other non-food items
- You have time to have your porcelain dental veneers placed properly
For more information on your candidacy for porcelain veneers, call our De Pere dental office at (920) 336-4201.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Before starting your smile enhancement with porcelain dental veneers, Dr. Yenchesky will have you attend an initial consultation. Your De Pere cosmetic dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and ask you about your smile goals. The information he gathers will allow him to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you
Designing Your Porcelain Dental Veneers
Once you and your dentist have decided to go forward with porcelain veneers, he’ll help you pick a shade of porcelain. You can pick a shade that matches your teeth or pick a whiter shade for a more brilliant appearance. Then, he‘ll take digital images and impressions of your teeth using advanced dental technology like the Intra-Oral scanner. These images and impressions will be used as the blueprints for your dental veneers and you’ll return to Fox View Dental once they’re ready to be placed.
Preparing Your Teeth for Veneers
When you return to Fox View Dental for your next appointment, Dr. Yenchesky will show you your new porcelain dental veneers to make sure they’re to your liking. If your new veneers have your approval, then Dr. Yenchesky will remove a discrete amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This will help the veneers lie flat and look more natural. If you’re feeling nervous about this step, your De Pere dentist can offer sedation dentistry to help the process go more smoothly.
Applying Your Dental Veneers
Once your teeth are prepared, your dentist will apply your dental veneers to the front of your teeth with a special, dental-grade adhesive. Once your veneers are secure and fit comfortably, you’ll be able to start enjoying the benefits of a beautiful new smile.
Caring For Your Veneers
When you choose dental veneers at our Green Bay practice, Dr. Yenchesky will go over instructions for caring for your cosmetic restorations. Caring for veneers is not much different than caring for your natural teeth — proper, consistent care is what will help extend their longevity.
Here are a few veneer care tips from your De Pere cosmetic dentist:
- Don’t chew on items other than food, especially hard things like your nails
- Avoid items that can stain such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine
- Be sure to brush your teeth after eating or drinking anything that may stain
- If you play sports, be sure to use a mouthguard to protect your teeth — and your veneers
- Talk to Dr. Yenchesky about getting a nightguard if you suspect you’re grinding your teeth, as this habit can damage your veneers
- Visit Fox View Dental once every six months or twice a year to have your teeth and gums examined and have your veneers polished
- Avoid using whitening toothpaste on your veneers as they tend to have abrasives that can damage the surface
Schedule Your Porcelain Veneers Consultation Today!
Fox View Dental proudly offers porcelain veneers to patients looking to improve their smiles in De Pere and surrounding areas including Allouez, Ashwaubenon, and Howard, WI. Dr. Yenchesky is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, so you can rest assured that the design and placement of your dental veneers will go smoothly.
If you’re interested in improving your smile with dental veneers, call Fox View Dental in De Pere, WI for a consultation by dialing (920) 336-4201. You can also fill out our contact form and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly.