Porcelain veneers or (dental veneers) are simply thin pieces of strong porcelain that are attached to your teeth. They are extremely natural both in look and feel, maintaining the function of your normal teeth while improving your smile.
Smiling is the second most contagious facial expression, coming in just after yawning. But what if you’re feeling the need to cover your mouth as much for a smile as you would for a yawn? It makes for a very long day if you’re around tired people who grin a lot!
If your teeth are crooked, you might assume that the best way to straighten them for a killer smile is some form of braces. But why waste time and money on straightening them if they’re still going to be discolored, oddly shaped or chipped? Porcelain veneers are a way to take care of all those issues in as little as two porcelain veneer appointments. If you’re in Spokane, WA area and interested in talking with Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins about how these can solve multiple cosmetic dentistry issues, please call (509) 532-1111.
What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for You
Veneers are a versatile cosmetic treatment that can improve many aspects of your smile with a single procedure. With veneers, we can:
- Close gaps in your smile
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Repair chipped teeth
- Lengthen small teeth–no more gummy smile!
- Restore worn teeth
- Reshape unattractive teeth, such as peg laterals
Best of all, veneers can do all this in just a couple of appointments at our Spokane office. You may be able to have your new, beautiful smile within a month.
Porcelain Veneer Options
Veneers give you many choices to get the beautiful smile of your dreams. When you visit Spokane cosmetic dentists Drs. Ken & Marnie Collins for a consultation about porcelain veneers, you’ll find you have many choices in making them look how you want. Some of the options for their appearance are:
- The shape – to get an idea, see LVI Smile Catalog
- The shade – choose how white you want your smile to be!
- The opacity – this lets light through and helps your teeth look natural
- The number – fix one tooth or your entire smile!
We will give you the benefit of our expertise. We can help you understand how all these options affect the appearance of your smile, but the final decision about what veneers you want is yours.
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.