Made from porcelain, veneers are a imple and comfortable way to improve the look of your front teeth.
Unlike tooth bonding, in which a resin facing is applied chairside to the surface of the tooth, veneers will not discolor or stain over time.
Dr. Vane believes in dental veneers so much that she herself has been a patient. She can consult from the perspective of a patient, as well as offering her professional expertise.
Ultra-thin, custom-made facings that are affixed to your teeth.
Veneers fix gaps, color, misshapen and crooked teeth.
If you are concerned about the size, shape, position or color of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be an option for helping you achieve a beautiful, flawless and natural looking smile.
Actual patient in Encinitas office, before veneers.
A few of the defects that porcelain veneers can correct include:
• Gaps between the teeth
• Permanently stained or discolored teeth
• Stained or washed out fillings
• Chipped or broken teeth
• Misshapen or crooked teeth
• An aged, lifeless smile
Same patient, after veneers.
How the process works
Everything starts is with a consultation at Dr. Vane’s offices in Encinitas. She will carefully listen to what your desires are, and use this information to see how many veneers can help you achieve the smile that you are looking for.
Following the consultation, Dr. Vane takes a series of pre-operative photos, to aid her in the smile design process, and then uses these photos to discuss with you how she would like to proceed with the case. Many times, Dr. Vane will use composite resin to “mock-up” the smile design in your mouth, so that you can have a preview of what the final results will look like in regards to the length, size, and shape of the teeth.
Instructions are then conveyed to the dental lab, where the smile is first designed in wax, then perfected to ideal shapes and contours.
At the veneer preparation appointment, this wax pattern is then transferred to the teeth using a mold of the wax, and a resin material that is of the desired shade you want. This will serve as the “temporaries” that you will wear while the porcelain veneers are fabricated. This also allows the patient to leave that same day with the smile of their dreams.
In addition, Dr. Vane likes to use this interim time of the temporaries to make any changes that you desire in the smile, after you have gone home and worn them for a few days. Only after your approval will she send the case off to the lab to have the porcelain work completed.