Many of us would love to fix our teeth yet don’t want to undergo the long, painstaking process of complicated orthodontics. Well, how would you feel if someone told you that you could radically transform your smile within a couple of weeks?
Drastic and immediate transformations are made possible with instant orthodontics, a form of cosmetic dentistry that uses techniques such as porcelain veneers to instantaneously correct various problems with the teeth, restoring them to a desirable size, shape, and color. Instant orthodontics is appealing to Chattanooga patients since it is able to produce fast and long-lasting results that significantly enhance the appearance of teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of durable ceramic and are used to fix and mask imperfections on the teeth. Since porcelain veneers are custom made and individually sculpted to perfectly match each individual tooth, they blend seamlessly into the smile while keeping natural teeth largely in tact.
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Anyone suffering from any of the following tooth conditions would potentially qualify for porcelain veneers:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Stained teeth
Porcelain Veneer Procedure
The porcelain veneer procedure is generally completed in two separate appointments.
First, your dentist will remove a minimal portion of your natural tooth in order to make room for the new veneer. Then your dentist will take an impression of your teeth from which the veneer will be molded.
Your veneers will be specially crafted off-site, and you will receive a temporary veneer in the meantime, allowing you to immediately see the results of instant orthodontics until your permanent veneer arrives.
Once your veneer is ready, your dentist will make any necessary final adjustments before placing it and securely adhering it to your natural tooth.
What takes a total of two weeks from start to finish will appear as though you’ve had over a year of orthodontic treatment.
Porcelain Veneer Aftercare
Proper care of your porcelain veneers is essential to maintaining them for as long as possible. Veneer patients should be sure to consistently practice the following oral hygiene tips:
- Brush at least twice daily
- Floss at least once every day
- Schedule regular check-ups and cleanings
- Avoid chewing hard candy or items
- Wear a mouth guard during contact sports or nighttime grinding
To further address questions or concerns you may have with your porcelain veneers, always consult your cosmetic dentist for more detailed information and instruction.
Learn More about Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers
Giving yourself the smile you’ve always dreamed of is now more possible than ever, thanks to instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. Long, complicated orthodontic work is now a thing of the past and has been replaced by immediate, long-lasting, and superior results that will radically transform your smile and boost your confidence. To learn more about instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers and how it can benefit you, schedule a consultation with Damien F. Armstrong, DMD, of River City Dentistry and be on your way to your most gorgeous smile yet.