Imagine loving your smile, wanting to show it off at every opportunity. You’d look more attractive, happy, and youthful. A study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that people with a nice smile are thought to be more intelligent and successful, as well. At Lane Family Dental, Dr. Jason Lane offers natural-looking porcelain veneers to improve the shape, size, color, and alignment of teeth. This means, with a single procedure, he can completely transform your smile!
It’s time you love your smile. Call us today at 907-373-2200 for a porcelain veneers consultation in Wasilla, AK, with Dr. Lane.
When you hear the word veneer, you may think of construction or home improvement applications. A veneer is simply a covering. In dentistry, veneers can be made of composite resin (like fillings) or porcelain (like crowns). Dr. Lane places porcelain veneers because they offer longevity, durability, and sensational esthetics.
A porcelain veneer is handmade in a dental laboratory by a ceramist. Layers of carefully shaded porcelain make up a single veneer. The layering technique of semi-translucent ceramic creates reflectivity that mimics natural tooth enamel.
When you come in for a consult with Dr. Lane, to learn more about porcelain veneers, he’ll discuss your vision for the “perfect” smile. Before your appointment, start thinking about what you dislike and like in your smile, and look to the smiles of others to determine the attributes that appeal to you. Dr. Lane will design veneers to complement the size, shape, and alignment of your facial features, as well as your skin tone and lip line.
Patients should have good dental and gum health, before getting veneers. If you need treatment for decay, failing dental work, gum disease, or dental infection, these issues should be resolved before Dr. Lane places veneers. Some patients also like to undergo professional teeth whitening, so veneers can be created in a shade that matches natural teeth at their brightest.
Following your consultation, expect to attend two or three clinical appointments for the entire procedure to be completed. Your first visit will entail preparing teeth for veneers and taking impressions. Dr. Lane will send his design plan and the impressions to our dental lab, where a ceramist will handcraft each veneer. Most patients opt for eight to ten veneers on the top teeth, and some want lower veneers, as well. Dr. Lane will recommend the right number to achieve your goals. He’ll also secure temporary veneers for you to wear while your new restorations are being created.
The second appointment will involve replacing your temporary veneers with the permanent versions. You’ll leave the office with an entirely new look for your smile – and newfound confidence, as well!
Porcelain veneers will bring new energy and life to a drab, unappealing, ununiform smile. Along with veneers, Dr. Lane offers many cosmetic procedures, ranging from teeth whitening to all-ceramic restorations. Call our Wasilla, AK dental office today at 907-373-2200 to reserve your consultation.Schedule an appointment