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The Smile Makeover process can give you the ability to change the way you feel about yourself on the inside as well as the outside. It is the easiest and quickest of all of the cosmetic procedures that will give you instant results. It is a life changing experience and many patients feel is one of the best investments that they have ever made.
Our Smile Makeover process is easy, comfortable, and can change your entire appearance overnight. You will see the results with a more youthful looking smile that will make your friends and family wonder what's different. Many people will wonder did you get a new hairstyle, lose weight or have some plastic surgery?
No one would imagine that a visit to the dentist could generate image enhancing, life-changing results. People have traveled from all over the world to have their smiles created by Dr. Bittner Jr. and Shoreh Hemmati. At the office of Dr. Gerald Bittner Jr., we are privileged to be able to offer a superior advantage for our patients by having our onsite Ceramist, Shoreh Hemmati CDT. She has a vast experience in the field of Dental Cosmetic Artistry. She has won many advanced cosmetic awards in smile case design and has published numerous articles in the art of creating beautiful smiles. Designing a beautiful and natural smile takes preparation and planning. Meticulous records, measurements, and photographs are used to evaluate your best smile design.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a thin, semi-translucent laminate permanently bonded to your teeth. While they're not suitable for every patient, veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including:
Advantages and Benefits of Veneers
There are many benefits and advantages to having porcelain veneers placed on your front teeth:
How are Veneers different from Bonding or Crowns?
Bonding is a resin filling material that was used for several years to cover the front surface of teeth. Today, we generally use bonding only to fill in small surfaces or cavities and repair chips in teeth. A full crown is when a tooth has had root canal treatment, or when a substantial amount of the entire tooth structure (enamel) has been lost.
How are Porcelain Veneers done?
At the first appointment the teeth are prepared for the veneers and an impression is taken. This impression is then sent to a lab where each porcelain veneer is custom made to the dentist's specifications and beautiful temporaries are fabricated to simulate your new smile so you can expect to leave the first appointment looking better than when you came in. At the second appointment the veneers are permanently adhered to the natural teeth.
What to Expect
Veneers can last indefinitely, depending on how well they are taken care of by the patient. Because veneers are stronger than simple bonding, they are also more resistant to stains and chipping. You must maintain regular oral hygiene at home, and visit us for routine cleanings and exams. This is to ensure that your new veneers will look as good as new. Another important point is that oral habits that damage natural teeth such as nail biting, opening bobby pins, and chewing on hard objects can also damage your new veneers. Once veneers are applied, just treat them like natural teeth. They look great and are extremely durable.