The Porcelain Veneer Process
After you’ve found the perfect porcelain veneers options, Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins will carefully remove a small amount of the tooth’s surface, which will allow both a comfortable fit and a strong bond of the porcelain veneers. This process is not painful, as it is done under local anesthesia. He or she will then take impressions of your teeth to send to a dental lab to create porcelain veneers that will be perfectly fit to the natural structure of your teeth.
While the dental lab hand-crafts your new porcelain veneers, you’ll have temporary veneers placed. Many patients feel that the look of their smile is already improved just with the temporary veneers! Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins will instruct you how to care for your temporary veneers since they won’t be as strong as your permanent all-porcelain veneers.
Once the lab ships your finished permanent porcelain veneers, you will visit our Spokane office again for the final fitting. He’ll gently remove the temporary veneers, and bond the porcelain veneers over your natural teeth.
Why Choose a Neuromuscular Dentist for Your Veneers
Being a neuromuscular dentist as well as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Collins pays special attention to the occlusion of your new smile to make sure that the cosmetic changes that he is making do not cause any problems such as TMJ disorder. This also helps your veneers to feel comfortable and natural.
Making sure your veneers fit with your healthy, balanced bite also helps protect them from excessive force that can lead to chipping or cracking. That helps your veneers last longer.
If you’re in the Spokane area and ready to transform your smile with porcelain veneers, contact Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins to set up an initial consultation, or call their office at (509) 532-1111 in Spokane.