Veneers Indianapolis

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Porcelain veneers Indianapolis are fairly thin pieces of porcelain V

that are used to recreate the natural look of your teeth, while also offering resilience and strength that is comparable to your teeth’s natural enamel. For folks looking to make slight tooth position alterations, or to change the shape of certain teeth, tooth size, and/or color, porcelain is quite often the material of choice.

Veneers Indianapolis Consultation

Visiting a top cosmetic dentist Indianapolis and consulting with them about veneers is the first step you should take in determining if veneers are the right choice for you, or if other alternate solutions are available. Communication with your Indianapolis cosmetic dentist about what you want corrected is crucial for a positive result. Spend time clearly identifying to the dentist what cosmetic improvements you wish to accomplish for your smile.

Many times you will hear people talk about celebrities having veneers, so veneers may seem like the ideal way to replicate movie star teeth, but each mouth is different and veneers Indianapolis should to be carefully researched.

Your Indianapolis cosmetic dentist will most likely start with a smile analysis to determine which steps will be necessary to achieve the smile and results that you desire. Additionally, your cosmetic dentist may create a diagnostic mock-up that will help in allowing you to “try on” or preview veneers Indianapolis and other cosmetic dental procedures to see if the final result is truly what you are looking for.

Using something called cosmetic imaging, your cosmetic dentist may also show you a picture of how your new smile will look.

Determining whether porcelain veneers Indianapolis will create the smile you want is only the first step in the process. Let’s look at what else is involved with getting porcelain veneers.

The Hows and Whys of Porcelain Veneers Indianapolis

Porcelain veneers Indianapolis consist of a combination of several very thin ceramic layers that replace your original tooth enamel, and then an adhesive layer. In order for your cosmetic dentist to apply a veneer, a tiny amount of the original tooth enamel needs to be removed. This small layer is usually less than a millimeter. This step is necessary as it creates the required room for the porcelain veneer to fit within your mouth. It also allows the cosmetic dentist to most accurately restore your natural tooth function while also creating an improved appearance than the original tooth.

As it not only provides the desired aesthetic appearance, but also a strong bond which is necessary for correct veneer function, the bond between the original tooth and the new porcelain veneer Indianapolis is critical. UV light-sensitive resin is placed between the veneer and the original tooth, then it is hardened using a curing light.

In most situations where the original tooth has developed poor shape, color, and contours, porcelain veneers are a very successful option. Veneers are also a good choice for gaps, fractured teeth, and in some cases where the position of the tooth is compromised and there are minor bite-related issues. For some patients, surface stains do not respond well to tooth bleaching or whitening. In these cases, a porcelain veneer Indianapolis may be the best solution.

Minimal Prep or “No-Prep” Veneers

Some people may be looking for an alternative to traditional bonding or dental porcelain veneers, but take note that this treatment option is not available for everyone.

Just as with the traditional porcelain veneers, minimal preparation veneers or “no-prep” veneers — so named because they usually don’t require the cosmetic dentist to remove as much original tooth material—are bonded to the front surface of your tooth. Typically, the implementation of no-prep veneers can be done more a bit more quickly and with less overall discomfort than the traditional veneers.

Your Indianapolis cosmetic dentist will inform you if you are a good candidate for “no-prep” or minimal preparation veneers and if this solution represents a sensible treatment plan.

The Benefits of Veneers Indianapolis

porcelain veneers indianapolisIt is essentially impossible to tell the difference between a natural tooth and a veneer, since veneers Indianapolis are individually sculpted for each patient. Unlike your natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist tea and coffee stains, and also cigarette smoke due to the high-tech materials that they are made of.

With veneers Indianapolis your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a small amount being altered in order to fit the veneer. This is a benefit over crowns.

If your teeth resist whitening, veneers can make even the worst case darkest teeth appear bright white.

Your cosmetic dentist may also recommend veneers to quickly and easily fix minor overlaps, twists, and small gaps.

Contact us today for a consultation to see if veneers are a good option for you. 317-662-0090

Potential Veneer Downsides

Veneers are not reversible, because a small portion of the original tooth enamel is reduced. Even though new veneers or adjustments can be made, your tooth can never reliably be returned to it’s original condition.

Because creating porcelain veneers requires some lab time, you should expect at least approximately one week before they are ready to be applied.

After your porcelain veneers are affixed to your teeth you may likely  have some sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures. This is due to the removal of the thin layer of tooth enamel. This usually goes away within a few days. In an otherwise healthy mouth that is properly treated with porcelain veneers, a person should be able to utilize porcelain veneers like her or his own natural teeth. While veneers are very strong, they are also brittle. You should be careful and avoid the same excessive stresses that you would also avoid if you didn’t have veneers. Things like biting your fingernails, chewing on ice, or opening beer bottles with your teeth!

Here is a great video explaining the entire veneers Indianapolis process.

Porcelain Veneers Maintenance

Maintenance of porcelain veneers is rather simple: Just treat them as you would your own natural, original teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. It is important to use non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste, as suggested by your cosmetic dentist.

About one week after your veneers are applied, you will need to return to the dental office for a follow-up visit and evaluation so the cosmetic dentist can see how your mouth is adapting to the veneers. This follow-up appointment is critical to your future oral health, even if you think the veneers are a success.

Your cosmetic dentist may fit you with a bite guard for nighttime use so you don’t damage your veneers, if you have a habit of clinching or grinding your teeth.

You should return regularly to your cosmetic dentist for professional maintenance because porcelain veneers need to be polished with a non-abrasive, specially formulated paste, and because your cosmetic dentist should inspect your dentistry for any signs of possible failures.

How Much Do Veneers Indianapolis Cost?

Veneers Indianapolis cost varies by dentist, geography, and other factors. However, a rough estimate is that veneers Indianapolis cost between $800 and $2,000 per veneer. Be sure to contact us today about any special promotions we may be running for veneers. 317-662-0090

 

If you’d like more information about veneers, you can check out this PDF about veneers from the American Dental Association.

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