Why Choose Veneers?
Veneers are incredibly versatile and can conceal a variety of cosmetic imperfections such as:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stained teeth that do not respond to traditional teeth whitening treatment
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Teeth with wide gaps
Because veneers are highly stain-resistant, with proper care, a smile enhanced with veneers can last for years to come.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
During your initial consultation, you will discuss your goals for treatment. Dr. Whiteman can provide you with a wax mockup that will provide a preview of the results you can expect to achieve with veneers. He offers both traditional and no-prep veneers for qualified patients. At your initial consultation, he can discuss your options and help you choose which type of veneer is right for you.
In preparation for traditional veneers, Dr. Whiteman will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. Next, he will take a digital impression of the prepared tooth and surrounding teeth. His in-office CEREC® machine allows him to then create your personalized veneers. The digital impression of your smile will guide robotic milling tools in crafting your veneers from porcelain selected to match your natural teeth. Depending on your case, veneers may be ready the same day, or may require longer to prepare.
When the veneers are ready to be placed, he will lightly etch your teeth to create a stronger bonding surface before securing the veneers with dental cement. Finally, you can enjoy a beautifully enhanced smile.
Laser Gum Reshaping
Dr. Whiteman often performs laser gum reshaping in conjunction with placing porcelain veneers to achieve an even more dramatic enhancement. Using the highly precise WaterLase® surgical laser, Dr. Whiteman can remove excess gum tissue and create symmetry in an uneven gum line. This laser offers incredible precision and actually seals blood vessels, helping to reduce discomfort and recovery time. Dr. Whiteman also offers gum reshaping with traditional surgical instruments, and recommend the best method to meet your cosmetic goals. Gum reshaping can be performed using a local anesthetic, though this is usually not necessary with surgical lasers.
Contact Whiteman Dental Associates Today
If you think you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers or laser gum reshaping, please contact Dr. Whiteman’s office today. Whiteman Dental Associates looks forward to helping you.