Cosmetic Dental Veneers in De Pere, WI

 

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword” - John Ray

When you smile in pictures, do you have a big, wide smile or is it tight-lipped? Do you hide your mouth behind your hand when you laugh? When you examine your smile in the mirror, are there things you wish you could change?

Everyone deserves a polished and dazzling smile.

Hiding your smile can affect the way you act in ways you may not even realize. Not smiling or putting a hand in front of your mouth can show a lack of confidence when you’re trying to convey reliability. A sincere smile goes a long way in establishing bonds, whether during interviews and work meetings or greeting someone for the first time. 

You owe yourself the self-confidence to express who you are. If you find that your smile is holding you back from being happy, there are things you can do to improve it!

Veneers: Making Green Bay Beam with Confidence!

When it comes to porcelain veneers, Dr. Chad at FoxView Dental is incredibly accomplished. With extensive advanced training and years of practice, Dr. Chad has perfected a placement method that helps retain structural bite stability so your veneers will not only look natural and beautiful but also last for years.

FoxView Dental is also proud to partner with the world-class ceramicists at Gold Dust Dental Laboratory to provide both conventional and ultra-thin Emprethin™ porcelain veneers.

Dental Veneers

What Can Veneers Do For You?

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are custom molded to match the shape and shade of your teeth. Veneers hide dark stains, giving you a bright smile. If you have gaps between your teeth, or if your teeth are not symmetrical, veneers can be shaped to fix most cosmetic dental concerns.

Since veneers are bonded to your teeth, they can help strengthen your teeth by protecting them. They can even help with sensitive teeth. Depending on the smile you want, you may decide on one veneer or multiple restorations.

Your cosmetic dentistry professionals in De Pere, WI will work with you if you are unhappy with your current smile. Dr. Chad is happy to show you how dental veneers can make cosmetic improvements to your appearance.

Should I Get Teeth Whitening or Veneers?

If you’re looking into ways to improve your smile, you might have heard about teeth whitening treatments. Depending on the change you want, both veneers and teeth whitening treatments have their benefits. 

Teeth whitening involves applying a bleaching agent to whiten your teeth. This minimally invasive procedure targets stains and the treatment varies on the whitening choice you choose. Teeth whitening is not a permanent solution to discolored teeth, and may not be right for everyone. Some people find that teeth whitening is not a choice for them because of tooth sensitivity, extreme discoloration, or gum disease. Teeth whitening is a great option for a short-term solution, such as wedding days and reunions. 

Since veneers are porcelain, they easily cover the surfaces of uneven, discolored, chipped, or cracked teeth. Veneers are more permanent than teeth whitening since the enamel is altered. While teeth whitening may take time to achieve the shade you want, veneers give you a white smile in just a few appointments. With proper care, veneers can last ten years or longer before needing to be replaced.

At our first examination, Dr. Chad can go over which choice best suits your lifestyle needs.

Why People Get Veneers

Anyone can use veneers to improve their smile, but many people look at them for correcting dental issues. We may use veneers to correct crooked teeth instead of getting braces, for example. Other patients might want to correct chipped front teeth that change their smile. 

Some of the most common reasons people seek out veneers to improve their smile are:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Eroded or worn teeth
  • Discolorations that don’t respond to teeth whitening treatments
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth

If you’re wondering if veneers might be a solution for you, we invite you to come in for a consultation with Dr. Chad in De Pere, WI. He will decide if you are a good candidate for veneers. If there are any dental issues that need to be fixed before a veneer procedure, FoxView Dental will work with you to combat decay or gum disease if they are present.

Can Anyone Get Veneers?

Getting veneers done involves several steps; this is not a procedure you can walk-in and get on the same day. After your examination and consultation, your dentist will see if you are a good candidate for this procedure. It is important to make sure you have healthy gums and teeth before moving forward with the dental procedure. 

Some conditions that can prevent getting the procedure done are gum disease, tooth decay, and those chronic teeth grinding. These pre-existing conditions can compromise the structure of your teeth and the long-term success of your veneers.

What Are the Benefits of Veneers?

Because of the custom nature of veneers, it is very difficult to tell the difference between a veneer and the surrounding teeth. The smooth ceramic surface of veneers resists staining from coffee or wine, even cigarette smoke. Veneer porcelain is durable and helps support the integrity of the tooth. 

How Does the Procedure Look Like?

A discreet amount of your natural enamel is removed to allow the thin porcelain shells to bond to the front of your teeth. This ensures the veneer doesn‘t look “bulky” or unnatural. The veneers are fitted to match your gum line, making them unnoticeable and undetectable.

Once our dentist has prepped your teeth, our dental team will make an impression of them and send these, along with photos and instructions, to our trusted laboratory to be fabricated. In the meantime, we’ll place temporary veneers to protect your teeth and allow you to “test drive” your new smile. These temporary veneers can help you decide what you enjoy about your new smile. They won’t be as shiny as your actual veneers, and may be bulkier, but this is the first step to your new smile.

How Will Porcelain Veneers Feel in My Mouth?

Your veneers are made from porcelain which will feel smooth and glassy, similar to after a professional dental cleaning. Just as with any dental procedure, it may take time getting used to a change in your bite. The moderate changes to tooth size or shape can initially change your speech until you adjust to the new positions of your teeth. If you experience ongoing discomfort with your new bite, call our dental office in De Pere, WI for an evaluation. 

How Do I Take Care of My Veneers?

Veneers are created to withstand normal use, but you can prolong their life by following certain habits. Avoid hard food like candy or crunchy foods like popcorn and potato chips, which can get stuck in your teeth. Chewing on ice or biting your nails might cause chipping. In fact, taking care of your veneers isn’t much different from caring for your natural teeth. 

The most important thing to stay current on is regular visits to your dentist. Not only are dental cleanings important to your health, but it also gives your dentist a comprehensive view of how your veneers are doing. Dr. Chad will flag and correct any issues.

How Long Will My Veneers Last?

With proper care and regular visits to our dental office, you can expect your veneers to last you for as long as ten years, sometimes even longer. Once your veneers show signs of wear, we will design a new set of veneers to replace them. 

Since each veneer is custom fabricated, your smile is unique to you!

I’m Interested in Veneers 

Are veneers right for you? If you think your smile needs a change, book a cosmetic dentistry evaluation with us. Call FoxView Dental in De Pere, WI for a consultation with Dr. Chad. He’ll listen to your goals and help you plan the future of your smile. In just a few appointments, you can walk away with a beautiful, stunning smile you can’t stop showing.