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If you are looking for a drastic and immediate improvement to your smile, porcelain veneers may be right for you. Veneers can be used to address a variety of problems, including chips and stains or discoloration. They can also help improve the look of crooked, misshapen or improperly sized teeth. Cosmetically, your teeth will have the aesthetic appearance and color you desire, and veneers can also help replace damaged enamel, which will not grow back once it is lost.
At Platt Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of services, from cosmetic to restorative dentistry. From Dayton, to across the country and internationally, we welcome all patients to experience outstanding customer service and tailored treatment plans. If you are scheduled for porcelain veneers, or if you would like to ask our staff any questions about this procedure or schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
If you and your dentist have determined that porcelain veneers are right for you, you will be enjoying a nicer smile in just a few appointments. During your initial consultation, digital X-rays and photographs will be taken to give the dentist an overview of your teeth and mouth.
Next, your dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment with you in the next week or two, during which he or she will prepare your teeth for placement of the veneers. This typically includes the dentist removing a small amount of enamel to the selected tooth or teeth in order to create a space for the thin layer of porcelain that will be placed on your teeth. You may receive anesthesia if you are nervous about this procedure, although most people find this to be a painless process.
Once your teeth have been prepared, your dentist will make an impression of the teeth in your preferred shape. Your dentist will also work with you to determine the correct shade to match your natural teeth. This mold will then be used by lab technicians to create your veneers.
During your next appointment, your dentist will do a general cleaning and polishing of your teeth. Once this is done, your new veneers will be bonded and cured to your existing teeth, and you will have a brand new smile!
Cost of Porcelain Veneers
The final cost of your porcelain veneers procedure will be determined by a variety of factors, such as the severity of your case and what type of dental plan you are currently enrolled in. Our office does accept cash, most major credit cards, money orders, and personal checks.
If you have concerns about the extent of care required and would like to discuss alternate financial arrangements, please feel free to contact our office to discuss CareCredit. CareCredit helps patients pay for procedures and treatments that are not covered by insurance by offering low minimum monthly payments and No Interest* financing so you can get what you want, when you want it. Applying for Care Credit only takes three simple steps and can provide instant approval.
If you have any additional questions regarding payments, dental insurance coverage, or available financial options, please contact our office and we will be happy to help.
Caring for Your Mouth After Veneers
Following your porcelain veneers procedure, it will not be necessary to make any significant changes to your overall dental maintenance or make any dramatic changes to your diet, but to maintain the longevity of your procedure and help assure you will not need additional oral health maintenance in the near future, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits.
By following these best practices, you will be taking an important step to ensuring that you maintain a strong and healthy smile.
- Brush and floss at least twice daily. When you do brush your teeth, be sure to do so for at least two minutes. Many people do not spend enough time brushing, or attending to cleaning other areas of the mouth, such as the tongue. If you happen to have an aversion to flossing, talk to your dentist about flossing alternatives, such as interdental brushes or flossing picks.
- Be mindful of your diet. To maintain healthy teeth and gums, avoid eating foods high in start or drinking sugary liquids. If you do consume sugar liquids, use a straw to limit the amount of sugar that is exposed to your teeth. It is also best practice to drink water after every meal and swish water to remove deposits of food.
- Schedule visits every six months or more for those with periodontal issues. Besides practicing good oral hygiene habits and being mindful of your diet, the best thing you can do to preserve and improve your oral health is to visit your dentist or periodontist every six months. Doing so allows your dentist to perform a deep cleaning with specialty tools, monitor the status of any procedures you have had performed, and perhaps most importantly, address potential issues before they develop.
For Beautiful, Healthy Smiles, Contact Us Today!
At Platinum Dentistry, we believe a healthy smile is a beautiful smile, which is why we provide an array of dental treatments to cater to health as well as aesthetics. Our practice utilizes world-class labs that create customized restorations to restore the structure and beauty of your teeth. We take the time to explain and educate our patients about the importance of health care and answer any questions you may have about treatment so you can make the best decision for your smile.
With our attention-to-detail for providing high aesthetic results to restoring the health of patients’ teeth and gums, at Platinum Dentistry you are in experienced hands. Take your first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile today and schedule an appointment by contacting our office by phone at 937.293.3402 or fill out our online form.