We Pride Ourselves on Beautiful Porcelain Veneers
At Ritter & Ramsey, watching patients discover a brilliant new smile is the highlight of our days. Porcelain veneers can transform a smile dramatically, sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics.” A beautiful new set of porcelain veneers can correct chips, stains, and even deeply discolored teeth. But they can also alter the length and size of teeth, or help teeth that seem rotated appear straight. While it sounds dramatic, only the stunning visual outcome is surprising. Porcelain veneers provide a highly conservative approach to aesthetic smile makeovers.
It’s easy to fall into a routine of hiding your smile, especially when you’re not happy with it. The lack of confidence in your teeth can create a negative looming cloud over your daily life. If you feel the need to shelter your happy expression, porcelain veneers could be your answer.
Nearly anyone with good health and appropriate tooth enamel is a candidate for porcelain veneers. If you have questions about whether or not you may be a good fit, make an appointment with us at Ritter & Ramsey for your consultation.
Veneers display the ultimate answer in dental, art, and science, handcrafted and customized to fit your smile. Like a contact lens, these paper-thin pieces of porcelain bond to the outside of your natural teeth. But don't be fooled by the thin characteristics of this material. Many unique features can be incorporated into the ceramics, replicating any look you want to create. Any look you want to achieve is doable, and of course, always look naturally stunning.
Porcelain veneers are fully customized to fit your needs individually. No two teeth are the same. You will notice the difference immediately in your smile, but it will still feel like it’s your smile, one that is complimented by veneers that are unique to your facial features and mouth. Aside from being extremely beautiful and natural looking, the porcelain veneers are extremely durable, made from only the highest quality of ceramic to withstand your bite.
The molds are created by our top-tier lab with only the finest of ceramic. We work closely with the ceramist during this process to ensure quality and precision, every time. There is no greater job than to ensure your veneers are made accordingly and to a detailed plan.
While this cosmetic treatment provides a conservative way to repair bad teeth, the steps behind the process require a high level of training to produce accurately. The whole process may seem intimidating at first, especially when you don’t know exactly what’s coming. It’s important to do your own research to ensure your peace before even stepping foot into our office, but lucky for you, we’ve broken it down step by step to ensure your confidence in us. Your satisfaction and trust are what we aim for.
So, what's involved in bringing a smile like this to life?
Good Planning Paves the Way
Careful planning is vital to a successful outcome. Models, photographs, and digital x-rays allow our cosmetic dentists to create a perfect blueprint to direct your case from start to finish. We will be there every step of the way, informing you of the process, answering any questions you may have, and ensuring your satisfaction from beginning to end.
Like all successful projects, this planning can't be compromised. They will consider your input and incorporate your desires into your veneer case, from color to shape and a number of other factors. You can be rest assured our cosmetic dentists will listen to all your needs and create a plan to ensure you get the smile you want. We will make sure your porcelain veneers match the style and shape of your mouth, to ensure they don’t seem too bulky, too grey, too round/square, and so on. Your happiness and satisfaction is our #1 goal and we will do everything in our power to ensure the outcome of your smile is
exactly what you’ve always dreamed.
The Next Steps
Once we plan your custom veneers case, usually, only two appointments leave you with a stunning new smile! At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared to allow space for the ultra-thin porcelain to be crafted over by a master lab technician. Drs. Ritter & Ramsey provides all the information to a specialized lab that's needed to create your beautiful masterpiece.
Our dentists also produce acrylic temporary restorations that mimic the veneers, worn for about three weeks. These temporaries provide a preview of the general appearance of your new smile and allow further input regarding the appearance of your upcoming smile. The temporaries are fused onto your teeth during your first visit, while your permanent porcelain veneers are carefully shaped and molded during this three-week period. The temporaries allow you to adjust to the feeling of veneers so when the permanent ones are added, there are no surprises.
This is also the perfect time to raise up comments or questions you may have about veneers in general. The temporaries are typically identical to the porcelain ones, so any questions you have about them can be answered before the permanent porcelain veneers are bonded with your teeth. This ensures complete confidence in your smile without any hesitation. We are there to listen, assist, and guide you to your perfect smile.
Delivering The Magic
It takes hours of custom craftwork in the lab for your permanent porcelain veneers to be made. The second appointment is the time now to bond them onto your teeth. After your three-week adjustment period, it’s time to return to Ritter & Ramsey for your second and final appointment, the moment where your smile will be adjusted to fit your desires, permanently. We will personally test and try on to each of your teeth and evaluate the appearance and fit. This also gives you the opportunity to preview the new look for yourself, before any permanent changes have been made. We will then go through several precise steps to bond the thin veneers to the outer surface of your teeth, creating an incredibly strong bond between your tooth and the custom porcelain. A bond so strong, you won’t worry about them sliding off after one too many bites. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish to the teeth will leave you with a smile that may have you wondering why you waited so long!
Keeping them Perfect
After falling in love with your smile, you may be wondering how you can keep them as perfect and polished, just how you saw them when they were first bonded. There is a number of ways to prevent your porcelain veneers from damage. After all, these are still bonded to your natural teeth and your oral health is still a huge factor. Taking good care of your teeth and veneers will help keep them stronger for longer. Like natural teeth, your porcelain veneers must be taken care of to look healthy and feel strong. We recommend firstly, and always, using a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid any surface damage and scratches. It’s also best to keep away from using an ultra-powerful astringent mouthwash or any toothpaste with baking soda. Certain ingredients can cause your veneers to lose their strength, just like losing your enamel on your natural teeth. Be aware of these strong ingredients, and please do ask our cosmetic dentists about any questions you may have on this topic. These small steps can aid in keeping your veneers bright, strong and good as new for as long as possible. To prevent decay or any bacteria from forming underneath your veneers, be sure to floss and visit your dentist for a yearly deep-clean. After all, good oral health is also linked to good overall physical health.
Contact Us Today
We here are at Ritter & Ramsey provide only the highest level of service, commitment, and care for your teeth and smile. Contact us today to start your custom porcelain veneers experience, we can answer all your questions and concerns about the process. Call us at (561) 626-6667, and give your smile the answer it deserves. You deserve it.
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