Cosmetic dentistry services can range from complex to relatively simple. Depending on their needs, patients may come in for one quick service, or require multiple treatments to transform their smiles. The first step for patients to consider before setting up their cosmetic dentistry consultation is what aspects of the smile he or she would like to see improved. Once there is an idea of the problems that need to be corrected, our team at Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry can help come up with a plan to move forward. Porcelain veneers are a common choice because veneers are versatile and can correct a host of imperfections.
During the consultation, Dr. Vines and his team will discuss long-term goals and explain the different ways to achieve those goals. While veneers may be the treatment plan chosen, there are generally a few steps to be completed before the veneers can be placed. So, what comes first?
For starters, the oral health of the mouth will need to be evaluated. If there is any decay, or gum disease, it must be treated first before any cosmetic procedure can be completed. Veneers cannot be placed if teeth are decayed or gum disease is present, so it is important to make sure the mouth is healthy before proceeding.
The next step may be teeth whitening. For patients who are only having veneers placed on select teeth, it is important that the whitening take place about a week before choosing the color of the porcelain. Teeth whitening may not be necessary if the veneers are being placed on all the visible teeth.
Orthodontic treatment may also be recommended. While veneers can fix the appearance of some minor alignment issues, it is not an orthodontic solution. If a patient needs significant alignment or bite correction, this will need to be completed prior to veneers.
Once these steps are complete, patients are ready to move forward with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are made to last. The ceramic material is durable and resistant to stains. Many patients enjoy their veneers for a decade, or even longer.
To learn more about the process for dental veneers in the Highland area, patients can call [phone].