Porcelain Veneers – Dayton, OH
A Smile That You Can be Proud of
It’s nearly impossible for a person not to recognize the condition of your teeth when you’re engaged in a conversation. Therefore, if you have some smile flaws, you may be left feeling less confident and hesitant to communicate with others. At Rahn Dental Group, we focus on solutions, an example of which is the porcelain veneers method of enhancing the appearance of your teeth. Read on to learn how Dr. Quinttus can boost your self-esteem, improve your functionality and help you make the best first impressions!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
The simplest way to describe porcelain veneers is as small fixtures that pack a “big punch”. The custom-designed ceramic shells are crafted to fit directly over the teeth that are most noticeable when you grin or talk, and because of their thin structure, they naturally blend into your smile line. Whether you have gapped, crooked, misaligned or stained teeth, porcelain veneers in Dayton can work wonders. When you visit our office, Dr. Quinttus will carefully assess the current condition of your smile, listen to your desires and work with you to find the perfect shade and shape of veneer to match your other teeth. Then, he’ll formulate the perfect plan to create the smile of your dreams.
How the Porcelain Veneers Process Works
When you visit us at Rahn Dental Group to have your image enhanced, here’s what you can expect from the porcelain veneers process:
- Thin layer of enamel removed so the porcelain veneers blend perfectly with your other front-facing teeth
- Numbing medication provided for patients with a history of tooth sensitivity
- Bite impressions taken that are sent to one of our in-network labs
- Placement of temporary veneers to protect your teeth
- After your permanent fixtures are crafted, final placement
In just two-to-three visits to our office, you can have a smile that looks like it took months to achieve.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
With your new set of porcelain veneers, you’ll not only have a better-looking smile, but you’ll also enjoy improved pronunciation, an even chewing surface (which leads to better digestion of food) and a boost in your confidence. This is significant given the hormones that are secreted when you feel better about yourself can aid in reducing stress levels and improving your overall health.
Another benefit of receiving porcelain veneers is that, with proper care, they can last up to 15 years, which means plenty of happy photos and memories. To ensure the most longevity, we recommend you brush and floss at least two times a day to prevent bacteria and leftover food particles from causing any hiccups in your smile. Then, when you visit Rahn Dental Group for preventive care, your cosmetic dentist in Dayton can monitor the progress of your porcelain veneers.
The first step to experiencing the bliss that comes along with achieving your dream smile is to reach out to us to schedule an appointment. Soon, you’ll be looking and feeling like a brand-new person!
If you’re looking to revitalize your smile, veneers are one of the best choices available today. However, it’s completely normal to have some questions about the details of the process. That’s why we’ve collected some of our most frequently asked questions about veneers and answered them down below for your convenience.
How Do I Make My Veneers Last?
Luckily, veneers in Dayton don’t require any special care beyond what you would give to your natural teeth. Simply brush and floss them as you normally would, and visit us for checkups and cleanings every six months. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth while you sleep, we highly suggest getting a custom-made nightguard from us to protect your veneers from damage. Also, if you play sports, it helps to invest in a custom mouthguard to avoid injury to your veneers and the rest of your teeth.
How Much Do Veneers Cost?
There is no definitive answer to this question since every case is different. Your total cost depends on how many veneers you’re receiving and whether you have to undergo any preliminary procedures beforehand, like fillings or gum disease treatment. It also depends on whether your insurance plan will decide to contribute to the cost of your veneers. Ultimately, the best way to determine how much you’ll end up paying for your new smile is to schedule a consultation with us.
Does Getting Veneers Hurt?
We typically make sure our patients are numbed with local anesthetic before preparing your teeth and placing veneers. With smaller cases, like two to four veneers, there should be very little soreness after getting your veneers. With larger cases, like six to eight veneers, you may experience some discomfort for a few days afterward. This can be managed by taking over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen until the soreness subsides.
Do Veneers Restrict My Diet at All?
For the first few days after getting your veneers, you’ll probably want to stick to a soft food diet, as your teeth may be a little sore. After that, you can eat virtually anything you want, with some exceptions. Chewing hard foods and objects may damage your veneers. Here are some items you should avoid for the sake of keeping your veneers intact:
- Hard breads
- Hard candies
- Caramel apples
- Hard nuts
What Happens If One of My Veneers Comes Off?
While this situation is rare, it can happen, especially if you grind your teeth, play contact sports, or eat one of the hard items listed above. In this situation, try not to panic. Call us immediately and let us know what happened. We will do our utmost to see you as soon as possible to repair or replace your veneer as soon as we can. Do NOT try and replace your veneers yourself. Simply hold onto it until you can get to our office. In the meantime, avoid biting or chewing with the affected tooth.