Do you have chipped, slightly crooked, or inconsistently shaped teeth? At Twin Cities Modern Dentistry, we offer porcelain veneersto our patients in the Minneapolis area. Veneers are customized porcelain shells attached to the front surface of teeth to conceal a range of imperfections. You can learn more about your candidacy for the procedure during a consultation with Dr. Mike Henrickson or Dr. Cam-Tu Dalluge. Contact our practice today to book an appointment.
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin pieces of custom-fitted ceramic, permanently bonded to the front of your teeth in order to hide stains, gaps, or even small pits or cracks in your teeth. Any number of teeth may be treated with a veneer. Overall, they can dramatically improve the symmetry of your smile.
In order to bond the veneers in place, a small amount (roughly half a millimeter) of the tooth surface must be removed. For this reason, candidates must have healthy teeth and gums, including an adequate amount of enamel. Once completed, the process is not reversible. During a consultation, we can evaluate your condition, discuss your cosmetic concerns with you, and advise you of your treatment options and candidacy for veneers.
The proper placement of porcelain veneers requires a specialized set of skills, and the process is as much an art form as it is a science. Each veneer has to be planned, crafted, and applied in a meticulous manner in order to achieve the best and most natural-looking results possible.
The procedure usually requires two visits to our office, and begins with a comprehensive examination of your mouth. We will thoroughly discuss the process and provide you with all the facts you need in order for you to make an informed choice.
If you decide veneers are right for you, the dentist will prepare the surface of your teeth in order to help the veneers sit flush with your gums and create a beautiful, natural-looking result. Then, using detailed measurements taken at our office, dental lab technicians will carefully craft your customized veneers. The color, shape, and size will match your surrounding teeth so your veneers blend naturally into your smile. We prefer Empress® brand veneers for their extremely lifelike appearance. Once they are received in our office (usually after about two weeks), the veneers are ready to be permanently bonded to your teeth.
Many patients feel that their new smile adds to the quality of their lives because they become more self-confident, and find themselves wanting to smile more. Veneers are highly resistant to staining, and with proper care, they can last for 10 years or more.
In addition to veneers, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including the Invisalign® clear orthodontics system and smile makeovers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how you can achieve a stunning smile.