The next time you are at a Riverfront Park event or walking down any busy street in Spokane, WA, notice the smiles of the people around you. Many are attractive. Some, however, really stand out with striking brilliance, symmetry, and balance. In many cases, the secret to these show-stopping smiles is dental veneers from Dr. Richard Weigand.
Premier cosmetic enhancement on the South Hill
A dental veneer is a thin porcelain restoration, meticulously designed to seat over the front of a tooth. The veneer is fabricated by a ceramist in a professional dental laboratory. Usually, upper front teeth (four, six, or eight) that show when you smile are veneered. However, teeth in the lower arch can also be treated, as well as a single tooth.
Veneers are cemented in place for long-term enhancement, correcting the appearance of conditions such as:
- Chips, fractures, or natural imperfections in the enamel
- Spaces between teeth
- Teeth that look too short, too long, or have an unusual shape
- In some cases, teeth that are worn down (although Dr. Weigand may recommend a nightguard to protect veneers from further bruxing damage)
- Stubborn discoloration that resists bleaching
- Minor misalignment that does not warrant Invisalign orthodontics
Dental veneers: Two stage treatment in Spokane, WA
The porcelain used for Dr. Weigand’s veneers is translucent and lustrous, for a natural appearance. It can be shaded to match your dentition or colored to brighten your smile significantly. With good oral hygiene and a few common-sense lifestyle adjustments, veneers can last many years.
Perhaps the most popular aspect of dental veneers is that you achieve these benefits usually with just two dental appointments.
The first visit is preparation and design. Very small enamel adjustments are made to allow veneers to fit snugly at the gumline. The doctor takes impressions and determines how each veneer should be shaped to address your concerns and bring the smile into beautiful focus. This information goes to the lab where veneers are made. Teeth can be protected with temporary composite veneers while the new veneers are custom fabricated.
You return to Richard D Weigand DDS in about two weeks. Temporaries are painlessly removed, and your new veneers are adhered using a chemical bonding process.
Can dental veneers bring your smile to the next level? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Weigand to find out. His number in Spokane, WA is (509) 485-8620