Porcelain veneers are the premier cosmetic restoration that dentistry offers. They are individual, ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that overlay natural teeth to change their existing color, shape, and size instantly. Often, they can be done extremely conservatively, with very little preparation of the existing teeth. These dental restorations dramatically and predictably upgrade the esthetics of a smile.
Blending Art & Science
Each smile transformation begins by understanding our patient’s unique treatment desires and esthetic goals. After a collaborative design session with the patient / dentist / ceramist team, each porcelain veneer is meticulously planned to meet the patient’s specifications. The master ceramists then engineers in each piece of porcelain lifelike translucency, opalescence, and shine. Before the veneers are inserted, the patient is given a temporary set to ‘test drive’ the proposed design, and make any changes if desired. This process ensures a stunning, natural result that exceeds expectations. See our Gallery!
The first step in any esthetic dental case to listen to each patient's unique story and understand their goals. The design/consultation appointment is critical to achieve a result that satisfies each individual's desired outcome. The patient's intentions are translated by Drs. Grady and Arnold to include not only form, but also function, addressing any occlusal problems, temporomandibular disorders, or tooth wear in the final design.
Minimally Invasive Esthetics
Conservative esthetics always. We have many patients who are concerned with cutting down their teeth in order to make space for porcelain. This is a huge concern of ours, too. We engage in a rigorous planning process so that we can work with the end in mind. This allows us to be extremely conservative when preparing teeth for veneers, and sometimes enables them to be completely prepless.