About Instant Orthodontics - What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for You By Tim Kelly, DMD, PA on April 22, 2013

Instant OrthodonticsIf you want to get the best looking smile possible, it's important to consider undergoing a smile makeover treatment with a skilled dentist. One particularly popular option for smile makeover treatment is instant orthodontics. Now, a phrase like "instant orthodontics" sounds like some sort of quick-working braces, but that's actually not the case. Instant orthodontics refers to the use of porcelain veneers to enhance the appearance of a smile.

The team at our Albuquerque cosmetic dentistry practice would like to take a few moments right now to look into the basics of instant orthodontics so you have a good idea of what it is and what it can achieve for you.

About Porcelain Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of specially made dental ceramic that are designed to conceal the front portions of the teeth. These porcelain veneers will help make a smile look its absolute best.

One of the great things about porcelain veneers is that they are semi-translucent just like natural tooth structure, meaning that they will blend in seamlessly with your teeth in natural light or artificial light. There is no need to worry of a chiclet-like smile.

Dental Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Address

Albuquerque porcelain veneers are a great option for addressing the following dental health problems:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Dental stains/discoloration
  • Crooked teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Slight gaps between teeth

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

During the porcelain veneers procedure, a small amount of tooth structure is removed in order to accommodate the veneers. This is only a fraction of a millimeter given how thin the porcelain veneers are. When the tooth structure is prepped, an impression is then taken of the prepped tooth from which the final porcelain veneer will be crafted. Once it is ready, your dentist will make a quick check for color match and fit and then carefully adhere the porcelain veneer in place.

Best Candidates for Porcelain Dental Veneers

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who suffer from cosmetic problems that affect the beauty of their smiles. Porcelain veneers are an aesthetic treatment only, meaning that people with serious dental health issues will require a different treatment option to meet their needs.

Alternatives to Consider to Porcelain Veneers

There are many different cosmetic and restorative treatments to consider if a patient does not qualify for porcelain veneers. For problems with tooth discoloration, teeth whitening treatment can be performed. For issues with serious tooth damage, the use of inlays, onlays, or porcelain dental crowns is not out of the ordinary. And for major tooth misalignment, regular orthodontics should do the trick.

We can go over all of these options below and answer any questions that you may have during a visit to the practice.

Schedule a Consultation for Instant Orthodontic Treatment

For more information about porcelain dental veneers and other smile makeover treatments that can be of great benefit to you, be sure to contact our Albuquerque cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health in the process.

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Dr. Timothy M. Kelly

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA, has been in practice in Albuquerque, NM, since 1981. He provides a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of TMJ disorder. Some of our most popular services include:

To request an appointment with Dr. Kelly, please fill out our online form or call (505) 256-1770.

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