Dr. Doyle Freano can use porcelain veneers to correct a variety of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Perhaps one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, porcelain veneers can help fix misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth, damaged teeth, or stained teeth. Dr. Freano offers custom-made porcelain veneers in Lexington, KY to help patients achieve the beautiful smile they desire.
Porcelain veneers offer durable, stain-resistant, and permanent cosmetic results. This procedure gives you a restoration that blends in with your natural smile. Made from ultra-thin translucent dental porcelain, they enable Dr. Freano to address a variety of dental concerns to improve overall dental health.
We work closely with patients to ensure the end result is comfortable, looks like your natural teeth, and is long-lasting. This modern option helps you avoid a full mouth reconstruction when your real issues are about appearance.
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Porcelain Veneers Procedure in Lexington, KY
As a practitioner of complete dentistry, Dr. Freano takes the time to analyze a patient’s entire occlusal system and look for imbalances that will compromise results. It is important that we diagnose and address any underlying dental problems before placing porcelain veneers. This will almost guarantee long-lasting results.
Your porcelain veneers procedure begins with a comprehensive dental exam and consultation with Dr. Freano. We will first determine if custom-made porcelain veneers are the most suitable solution for you. He will discuss the treatment plan and expected results.
The porcelain veneer procedure usually takes 2 to 3 visits to our Lexington dentist office. Dr. Freano will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a small amount of enamel from the natural tooth structure. We need a rough surface for the veneers to grip and attach to. This also creates room for the veneers to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth.
Dr. Freano will send impressions of your teeth along with treatment specifications to a highly talented ceramist. The specialist will hand-fabricate each dental veneer in a laboratory. It generally takes about 3 weeks for Dr. Freano to receive your final restorations.
At your final appointment, Dr. Freano will fit the veneers on the front surface of your teeth. He will adjust them if necessary and create a secure and comfortable fit. Then, he will cement them to your teeth for a permanent restoration. Our team will provide any specific long-term care instructions for maintaining your new smile. You will be able to immediately brush and floss your teeth after the local anesthesia wears off.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
They typically last for about ten years. With proper care and routine dental exams, you will not have to worry about replacing them periodically. However, if you neglect your dental health, you may need to replace them sooner.
What if My Veneer Falls Off?
On the rare occasion that a veneer falls off, try to locate it and bring it to our Lexington dentist office for a replacement. Permanent veneers do not tend to just fall off or break unexpectedly. Very old veneers are prone to this issue. Tooth decay can contribute to a veneer falling off. For example, if it’s been a long time since you had your teeth checked and decay has eaten away at the natural tooth behind the veneer.
Should I Get Crowns Instead of Veneers?
It really depends on your situation. Porcelain and composite veneers are more of a cosmetic dental treatment versus dental crowns. Crowns can effectively cover an entire tooth to seal out the decay and deep stains. Veneers only cover the front of teeth. Your situation may not warrant an entire dental crown procedure. Your dentist will recommend the best course of action and help you compare your options.
Is the porcelain veneers process painful?
No, the porcelain veneers process will not cause pain or stress on your gums and teeth. We will administer local anesthesia to prevent discomfort, but sometimes this is not necessary.
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To schedule a dental exam and risk-free consultation to improve your smile with porcelain veneers, give us a call at 859.554.1586 or request an appointment online today.
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