Minimal Preparation Veneers in St. Marys
Refresh your smile quickly and easily!
With minimal prep porcelain veneers, you can have a lovely smile in just two or three short visits.
What is a Porcelain Veneer?
Porcelain veneers are very thin sheaths that adhere to the surface of your teeth to cover imperfections. They look quite natural and are an easy, painless way to refresh your smile. The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is about 10 years, and with proper care, they can last even longer.
Friendly and experienced doctors
Dr. Pennington and Dr. Parker have placed thousands of veneers for their patients during the course of their practice. Their friendly, easy-going manner will quickly put you at ease. Your doctor will listen carefully to your needs, answer your questions and discuss your smile goals with you.
Our approach to revitalizing your smile
Consultation and communication
Our doctors begin the process of revitalizing your smile by discussing your expectations and goals. They believe that open communication between doctor and patient is vital to achieving a successful outcome.
We will take photos of your smile for digital imaging and study, and take measurements of your teeth to determine the best width and length for your individual smile. We will also take impressions of your teeth to create a study model that helps us analyze your smile, even when you aren’t physically present.
When designing a smile makeover that includes several veneers, your doctor creates a visual aid called a “study model” By adding wax to the study model, he can sculpt the look of your veneers so that both of you can preview the proposed results.
A wax-up can be easily manipulated to make any desired changes. Our doctors are perfectionists who will make adjustments until you are fully satisfied. Next, you and your doctor will review choices for the shape and shade of your new smile.
At your next appointment we will prep your tooth or teeth. Although we use very thin (0.300) porcelain veneers, there is minimal preparation that is required to prepare your teeth. To accept the additional bulk of the veneers, your teeth will need to be shaved down a bit. This is generally painless, but we do offer the option of a local anesthetic, as your comfort during any procedure is our top priority.
You will receive temporary veneers while our world-class lab fabricates your final restorations. Temporary restorations allow us to test your bite and your smile, ensuring a proper fit. We take digital photos of you with temporaries so that, together, we can evaluate your smile. We also send the photos to our lab to collaborate on creating the best possible look for your face.
We have a close relationship with a world-class Vividex lab, working with the same technicians each time. They are truly artists, and we have direct communication with them during the fabrication.
Your beautiful new smile!
It’s now time to go out and flash that lovely new smile!
Conditions Veneers can correct
Many problems with your teeth can be solved with porcelain veneers. They are great for the following:
- Stained, yellow or discolored teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Teeth with chips, bumps or depressions
- Teeth that are too short or look too small
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are misshapen
One-Visit Veneers with CEREC
Our state-of-the-art CEREC system provides our doctors with the capability to offer natural-looking porcelain veneers right in our office, in a single visit rather than two or three visits. This can be handy for someone needing a veneer in a hurry.
How CEREC works
The CEREC procedure involves the following four steps.
Digital impression: We capture a 3D image of your tooth with a handheld digital camera, and the image is sent to the design station.
Design: Your doctor designs and previews your new restoration with CEREC software.
Milling: With the CEREC system, veneers are milled from a single piece of durable porcelain making them resistant to cracks and breaking.
Finishing touches: Your doctor takes great care to ensure that you new veneer matches your other teeth perfectly and fits comfortably.
Before & Afters
Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation
If you want to learn more about how veneers can be used to beautify your smile, take advantage of our complimentary consultation and get all your questions answered. This consultation includes:
- Discuss your smile goals with the doctor
- Receive a smile evaluation
- Explore our state-of-art treatment options
- Get your questions answered
To make an appointment, call 912-297-6659 or click here to request an appointment online.