The perfect smile is on the rise as there is an increased interest from people of all ages in sharping, refining, and sculpting their smile outlook. Furthermore, a tendency for enhanced aesthetics reflects a revamping trend of following newly appearing influencers in social media.
However, concerns arise when patients place illusory expectations based on “artificially” enhanced portraits of people that can produce a false image of perfection far from reality. In the real world, cosmetic dentistry aims to restore patients’ self-confidence by crafting beautiful smiles within the confines of “the possible.”
Moreover, concerning the implications of one or other factors, the cosmetic dentistry market expects a growth rate from $21.9 billion in 2020 to $30.1 billion by 2025. With this in mind, cosmetic dentistry is on the rise, and an ethical approach is essential to reveal honest results.
In this article, we discuss one of the most alluring cosmetic enhancements, which is attainable with the application of dental veneers on teeth.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are high-grade porcelain composite layers customized for each patient’s needs that a cosmetic dentist bonds to your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers provide the highest aesthetic aspect with durable quality (firmness and lastingness).
Professionally crafted dental veneers offer the most striking results giving patients an alluring smile and a paramount solution for stained, discolored (white spots for losing a layer of enamel), cracked, and chipped teeth.
Your dental specialist affixes an individualized dental veneer layer to a single tooth. But what is so special about porcelain veneers?
- First, professionally crafted dental veneers, in many cases, improve the functionality of teeth.
- Secondly, your cosmetic dentist works hand-by-hand with a professional lab to design and manufacture ceramic veneers that enhance tooth shape proportions, get lighter shades of your natural and original teeth, and gingiva color.
What Is the Process for Getting an Alluring Smile With Porcelain Veneers?
Depending on a previous evaluation, you might be a perfect candidate to have a beautiful smile shortly time and following a few steps. Here we define what it takes to have your veneers ready for you to show them to the world.
The First Evaluation Visit
The first scheduled appointment is the kickstart for your journey to a beautiful smile here in Auburn, CA, where you will get to know Dr. Luminita Markham, that will start explaining the process of getting your customized porcelain veneers, including several treatment options.
Our crew will then perform a medical history checkup to identify any health issues that could require further analysis. Then, Dr. Luminita Markham will then analyze your teeth structure pinpointing oral issues and defining diagnosis.
During this part of the visit, Dr. Luminita Markham will perform an interview talk and listen to your needs and the goals you want to achieve. Then, she will take notes to get to the closest approximation to the smile you want.
We love seeing our patients’ desire to have breathtaking results. In the interview, we present an option combining various treatments for a broad, all-inclusive smile procedure.
Dr. Markham’s crew will then take an oral impression of your teeth that will shape your veneers according to your teeth and mouth structure, prioritizing comfort and functionality.
Fashioning Your Tailored Smile
It takes just a few days for our expert tech craftsman to give a detailed form to a set of veneers specially made for each of your teeth. The technical craftsmanship incorporates the latest technology to shape each veneer perfectly, matching and enhancing every single tooth:
Depending on the tooth, a veneer might restore its functional structure and have a clearer shade touch. On frontal teeth, Dr. Markham might recommend a subtle enlargement.
Dr. Markham matches your exact teeth shade. However, in some cases, patients might look for a clearer shade in all their teeth to achieve outstanding results. Consequently, a whitening might be in order before getting veneers that match your new teeth shade.
Making a veneer is a technical job in which a lab specialist must meticulously define a structure that doesn’t look bulky and fits perfectly with the gingiva to eliminate any possibility of food particle accumulation and discomfort.
Receiving Your Porcelain Veneers in Auburn, CA
Ready to start showing your beautiful smile? During this visit, a specialist will make a thorough dental cleanup. Then, Dr. Luminita Markhan will run a first fitting checkup and dialogue with you to correct any minor problems.
Finally, after you and Dr. Markham approve the veneer fitting, Dr. Markham will make the last test to guarantee the veneers’ durability and comfort, to proceed to attach them to your teeth.
The last part of the process is her giving you a mirror and asking you to smile. But not any smile; you will have a smile that you will hold even after you leave her office.
How to Choose the Right Shade?
At Maidu Dental, developing your veneers takes artistic talent and dexterity technique that involves meticulous work. For instance, defining the correct shade consists in observing the shades in a single tooth.
To perfect a veneer, a ceramist considers several factors, including the patient’s facial physiognomy and the features to ensure perfection in the staining and layering of veneers that match your teeth so you don’t have teeth with different shades.
To achieve optimal results, your Maidu Dental ceramist follows a protocol that consists of revising the following criteria:
Shade of White
Patients seeking a smile makeover ask for the whitest possible teeth shade. However, a shade that is too white might look unnatural. For this reason, we strive to produce a natural look that is also unique and produces gratification for the patient and the observer.
For instance, when deciding on the appropriate shade, we have a little secret we now reveal to you. We help you select a shade of white that is as bright as your eyes.
A physics element relates to light reflection on a particular object. Translucency refers to the reflection level of light. So, adapting the translucency level is essential to avoid excessive light reflection.
Your natural teeth color helps us determine if you need an adjustment in the opaqueness of your veneers to make them look like your natural teeth.
There is more to designing a beautiful smile than adapting the right shades, translucency, and naturalness. Therefore, Dr. Luminita Markham and the master ceramist also observe the facial structure of your face to define the appropriate size, shape, and angles of veneers that match your facial features.
Indeed, factors like the shape of your smile, skin tone, and subtle features of your face must be consistent with the design of the smile. Embracing all the factors ensures patients a harmonious smile design that people will love.
We can’t forget the discolored tooth or teeth must approximate the remaining teeth’ natural color for a natural appearance.
On your first talk with Dr. Luminita Markham, depending on your case, you might pick to have an individual tooth restoration with a porcelain veneer. In that event, the shade alternative reduces to match the color of the rest of your teeth.
However, Dr. Luminita Markham might also recommend a teeth whitening alternative before getting your veneer so you get a harmonious smile.
How to Keep Your Veneers Clean?
Keeping your ceramic veneers clean is crucial to have a long-lasting beautiful smile. Failing to do so might produce a treated or an adjacent tooth to decay, requiring corrective dental treatment.
Notwithstanding, veneers don’t affect your regular hygiene routine, nor are they the cause of decay. However, as a rule of thumb, patients must brush and floss their teeth regularly after meals.
Complementarily, we recommend using mouthwash and periodic visits for a dental checkup that includes a dental and tartar cleanup and fluoride application at least every six months.
Maidu Dental Has It All
Your preferred dental office in Auburn, CA, provides all the dental health services you expect for an integral diagnostic and treatment of your dental needs, including orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.
Schedule an appointment so Dr. Luminita Markham can make the first evaluation, clearing all your doubts concerning ceramic veneers. Once you are in her hands, you will have the assurance of having a smile that will delight your family, friends, and social circle.