so what is the craze all about?? Everyone has heard of Porcelain Veneers but have you thought about them for yourself? What could a set of Veneers do for you?
Many patients have heard of people getting their teeth "fixed" or knowing that Tom Cruze had bad teeth when he first was an actor. Porcelain Veneers are be for anyone, not just movie stars! Dr. Clark Damon is an excellent cosmetic dentist right here in Amarillo, TX.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
A Veneer by definition is a thin layer that is applied to a substrate. In our case, porcelain veneers are a thin layer of porcelain adhered to teeth. Porcelain Veneers are made by a master lab technician, and with these thin laminates, we can re-shape teeth, close gaps, widen the smile, re-contour the gum, lift the face, make the lips and mid face fuller, and give you a a more uniform smile. These are just some of the goals that patients have when considering Porcelain Veneers.
What is the process?
All patients anatomy is different, their goals can be different, and have different sets of challenges regarding treatment. Some individual factors can modify the treatment, but the general outline is:
- Preliminary Impressions
- In the mouth mock up
- Tooth preparation and final impressions
- Case Delivery
- After Care'
What makes us special?
Every day we are performing esthetic cases, and we see more esthetic cases every day then another provider in Amarillo, Tx. Yes, about half of our cases are dentures, but you must understand that to do cosmetic dentistry well you must be able to make great esthetic dentures. Why? - It all starts with the placement of the incisal edge of 8 and 9. These are dental tooth numbers for your front two teeth. This is how Dr. Damon designs each Porcelain Veneer case.
The length is determined by your lips in repose - when you say "Emma" and relax. By showing a bit of teeth when your lips relax, your colleagues, friends, acquaintances will naturally notice that you have teeth. They will do this with out knowing, because it is in our normal nature. You do not want the opposite - to not show teeth in repose, then your friends will think you are missing teeth!
We then evaluate tooth form, harmony of the teeth, color of the teeth, and function of the teeth. A number of patients who are needing Porcelain Veneers have worn their teeth out.
It is this very principal that many of our day to day cases are esthetic cases that we are truly experts when it comes to fabricating GREAT Porcelain Veneers. Infact, our permanent implant cases all those are porcelain overlaid onto a zirconia structure. These cases look just like an entire arch of porcelain veneers. Check out some of our before and after images.
If you think porcelain veneers are right for you, give us a call today to schedule your consult with Dr. Damon at 806 513 3973.