With Porcelain Veneers from Dentistry Asleep®, you can take your smile from not-so-special to extraordinary in only two appointments. Veneers are made of ultra-thin layers of composite resin or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded to the facial surface of your teeth. Veneers cover minor and major flaws in your smile, such as chips, fractures, misaligned teeth, discolored teeth or teeth that have gaps or are uneven because of excessive wear.
Veneers certainly fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a beautiful new smile with straight and shapely teeth. However, because they may also protect teeth from further damage and eliminate the need for more extensive and expensive treatments, they also fulfill a restorative role. In either case, veneers are meant to give you a smile you’ll want to share!
When you choose to have porcelain veneers with Dentistry Asleep, you can not only count on veneers that will be exceptionally beautiful, but a procedure that is free of anxiety and all discomfort. As a Certified Specialist in Dental Anesthesia, Dr. Dann offers a range of sedation techniques from mild sedation, such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas), to moderate sedation with intravenous sedation and finally completely sleep while undergoing any dental procedure. You and he will decide which form of sedation is best for you based on your level of anxiety.
Once you are relaxed in the chair, the procedure can begin. First, a local anesthetic will be administered. Then, Dr. Dann will prep the teeth receiving veneers by removed a minimal amount of the tooth’s outer enamel surface. This way, your veneers will lay flush with your other teeth. Next, your veneers—which have been custom fabricated in a cosmetic dental lab to Dr. Dann’s exacting specifications—are adhesively bonded to your front teeth. Dr. Dann will artfully trim and shape your veneers so they are a seamless match to the rest of your smile. And of course, the color of your veneers are a perfect match, too.
Veneers are quite durable and may last for years with proper care. Be sure to brush and floss your veneers as you do your other teeth, and maintain regular checkups with Dentistry Asleep. Also, be careful not to bite down on hard objects, such as nuts, bones and shells, because like other tooth restorations, veneers can chip or crack.