At Lande Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry, we proudly offer porcelain veneers to patients in Carmel and surrounding areas. By attaching thin shells of porcelain to the front of your teeth, Dr. Gerald M. Lande can completely transform your smile. Veneers are a great way to cover stains and hide imperfections such as cracks and inconsistent spacing. Find out for yourself why porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures available. Schedule your porcelain veneers consultation with Dr. Lande today.
How Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are about the thickness of an eggshell, and are custom crafted in an off-site lab to complement your smile. Dr. Lande may recommend veneers for a wide variety of cosmetic issues. Veneers are often a great option for concealing:
- Teeth with small cracks or chips
- Teeth that have been worn down because of bruxism or other conditions
- Stained teeth, particularly those affected by intrinsic stains
- Naturally small or unusually shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
In some cases, Dr. Lande may use veneers to conceal one or more slightly crooked teeth. Patients with extensive crowding or alignment issues may want to consider an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles®.
Placing porcelain veneers requires two visits over the course of two to three weeks. Dr. Lande will first remove a very thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. This will prevent your smile from having an unnatural or bulky look once the veneers have been placed. Next, he will take impressions and photos of your teeth for the ceramists to use as they fabricate your veneers. While the veneers are being created, Dr. Lande may provide you with temporary veneers. When the permanent veneers are ready, you will return to our office for a second visit. The dentist will lightly etch the surface of your teeth, apply a bonding agent, and attach the veneers using dental cement. Following this short visit, you can leave our office with a dazzling new smile.
If you want to enhance your smile in time for a big event, we also offer a rush option, allowing you to receive your veneers in a shorter time frame.
Porcelain Veneer Candidates
If you have minor cosmetic issues that do not require extensive restorative treatment, and are in generally good dental health, you may be a candidate for veneers. Dr. Lande will need to address any oral health issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease, before moving ahead with this or any other cosmetic treatment.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are a very convenient cosmetic dental option, allowing you to dramatically enhance your smile in two easy office visits. The treatment also involves minimal discomfort, and provides outstanding comprehensive results. In addition, the advanced dental porcelain has a natural appearance, making veneers practically indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Find Out If Veneers Are Right for You
Take the first step towards a more attractive and charismatic smile. Contact Lande Cosmetic, Family, and Restorative Dentistry to find out how veneers can benefit you.