Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Fulbright, and his dental team at our practice provide beautiful porcelain veneers from which patients can have their smiles transformed with remarkable results. Veneers allow our dentists to completely cover chipped, cracked, and discolored teeth and give patients brand new smiles in just two office visits. Many patients who have had porcelain veneers placed at our office have enjoyed life-changing results. Our dentists are happy to meet with you and discuss your options for getting the smile of your dreams.
What Are Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are tiny, thin, shells of porcelain that cover the front of a tooth and conceal chips, cracks, misalignment, and discoloration. Veneers are indistinguishable from natural teeth, since they are made of multilayered translucent porcelain and custom-designed for each individual patient. For patients whose teeth are broken, crooked, or discolored, our dentists can solve these problems quickly and easily with MAC™, da Vinci™, or other brand of porcelain veneers. To see the smiles of our patients who have had these problems and others treated with veneers, visit our Fulbright Smile Gallery.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Our dentists place porcelain veneers right here in our office. The placement process for porcelain veneers is virtually painless, and it only takes two office visits. In the first visit, the dentist administers a local anesthetic, and he or she gently shaves away a small portion of the tooth to accommodate the veneer. Next, the dentist makes a mold of the teeth and mouth. The dentist sends this mold to a dental laboratory where lab technicians will custom-design the veneers to blend flawlessly with the patient’s surrounding teeth. Finally, the dentist places temporary veneers, which patients wear until the permanent ones are ready – usually about two to three weeks.
When the permanent porcelain veneers are ready, the patient returns to our office for the second visit to have the veneers bonded to the teeth. In this visit, the dentist first administers a local anesthetic. Next, the dentist gently removes the temporary veneers. The dentist then carefully bonds the permanent veneers to the teeth using strong dental cement, making sure they fit comfortably. Finally, the dentist buffs the veneers to a shine.
Once in place, porcelain veneers look and feel completely natural, and they can last a lifetime with minimal maintenance. Many patients also elect to undergo professional teeth whitening before their porcelain veneers have been placed.
At the practice of Michael Fulbright, D.D.S., our dentists can help you achieve amazing results while keeping you comfortable and relaxed throughout treatment. To learn more about smile makeover options, including porcelain veneers, contact Michael Fulbright, D.D.S..