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Want to know more about getting dental veneers from our Milwaukee office?
Interested in getting a straighter, whiter or more even smile? If so, then our Milwaukee, WI, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Paul Scholl, could give you the smile you want with help from porcelain veneers. Before determining if this is the right treatment for you, read on to learn more about these simple restorations and what they can do to makeover your appearance.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are ultra-thin shells, often made from porcelain, that are bonded to the front of your teeth in order to hide imperfections and to improve the overall shape, color, and appearance of your smile. Just like fake nails are used to improve the look of your nails, veneers are designed to do the same for your teeth!
What cosmetic issues can veneers hide?
Since veneers cover the entire surface of a tooth, there are many defects that can easily be hidden. Some of these aesthetic issues include,
- Stains and discolorations
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor crowding or crookedness
- Uneven or worn teeth
- Teeth that are too short
- Misshapen teeth
No matter whether you are dealing with one or more of these issues, dental veneers may be able to help you get your smile back on track.
What should I expect when I get dental veneers?
In most cases, you will have two separate visits to our office: One so that we can prep your teeth and take impressions of your mouth, and another to cement the veneers to your teeth. During the consultation at our Milwaukee office, your dentist will take x-rays, examine your mouth, and discuss treatment goals to make sure that veneers are right for you.
How long do they last?
The longevity of your veneers will depend on you and how well you care for them. They can often last anywhere from seven to 20 years, although in some instances they may need to be repaired or replaced. Since our teeth and gums do change as we get older, our dentist may also need to change and replace the veneers to accommodate these natural changes in your smile.
Can dental veneers stain?
Veneers are made from porcelain, which is a stain-resistant material. Therefore, your veneers will remain beautiful for years!
Are you ready to find out if dental veneers are right for you? If so, call Art of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI, today at (414) 445-3670 to schedule a consultation with us.
Feeling confident about your smile can make or break a first impression. Often, people with worn, damaged, or discolored teeth are unsure where to begin their journey to a bigger, brighter, more beautiful smile. With porcelain dental veneers, you can correct your teeth’s cosmetic problems, boost your confidence, and feel great about the way you look. Find out more about porcelain dental veneers by reading below, and for treatment, call Dr. Paul Scholl at Art of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI, today!
What is a porcelain dental veneer?
A dental veneer covers a tooth to restore its appearance and give it a new look. A dental laboratory handcrafts each veneer per patient to ensure a perfect fit within the existing teeth and a natural look. The veneer is made from porcelain, which shares the same light-reflecting qualities as a natural tooth, ensuring a seamless appearance.
Am I a good candidate for a porcelain dental veneer?
Someone considering dental veneers should have teeth which they feel could use a renewal as well as realistic expectations for their final results. Though veneers can provide dramatic results, they cannot replace the need for other tooth-related treatments, such as orthodontic care, repairing teeth decay, or reversing the symptoms of gum disease. For these conditions, we can provide other treatment options.
What issues can a porcelain dental veneer help?
Dentists use veneers to treat many aesthetic issues, including:
- Discolored teeth
- Yellowed teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Slightly over-or-undercrowded teeth
Porcelain Dental Veneers in Milwaukee, WI
If you think that you could benefit from dental veneers, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best treatment for you and your smile. In some cases, other procedures may better suit your needs. A consultation or examination with your dentist will provide answers to your questions and address your concerns.
For more information on porcelain dental veneers, please contact Dr. Paul Scholl at Art of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI. Call (414) 445-3670 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scholl today!
Your smile needs a little help. Yes, it's healthy, but chips and cracks detract from the appearance of your front teeth. You're ready for a change. Your Dr. Paul Scholl, your dentist in Milwaukee, WI, renews smiles with direct veneers. Could they be the right cosmetic dental treatment for you?
Direct veneers are an innovation on traditional porcelain veneers. Tooth-shaped shells bonded to the front of flawed teeth, these beautiful and realistic veneers avoid enamel resurfacing common to the conventional porcelain procedure. Instead of removing a thin layer of tooth enamel, Dr. Scholl applies the customized direct veneers right over selected teeth. Also, the patient does not have to wear temporary laminates.
What direct veneers do
Veneers reshape teeth with obvious flaws such as :
- Deep staining which does not respond to professional teeth whitening
- Large chips, cracks, or surface defects such as pitting
- Overlapping and mild crowding
- Irregular shape and/or length
Made from tooth-colored composite resin, direct veneers also strengthen tooth structure. The material is composed of a lifelike blend of acrylic and glass particles, and if by chance it does chip or fracture, your Milwaukee dentist can easily repair it without having to remove the veneer.
How the service works
Direct veneers produce great smiles in less time (just one visit!) and at a lower cost than traditional porcelain veneers. Plus, the veneer patients at Art of Dentistry, Ltd. enjoy customized treatment plans. Your direct veneers will be as unique as you are.
Dr. Scholl examines an individual's smile to be sure it's free of decay and gum disease. Then, oral impressions and X-ray imaging help him craft natural-looking veneers which blend in with the other teeth and compliment the individual's facial features.
Often, direct veneers are just a part of a complete smile makeover which may include professional teeth whitening, crowns, dental implants, or other services which improve oral health, functionality and personal appearance. Along with receiving great smile aesthetics, the cosmetic dentistry patients at Art of Dentistry, Ltd. enjoy a boost in self-confidence. When your smile looks good, you can't help but feel great!
Find out more
Direct veneers could enhance your smile and self-image. Why not contact Art of Dentistry to arrange a consultation with Dr. Scholl in Milwaukee, WI? You'll get all the information you need to make a good decision. Call (414) 445-3670.
What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.
"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."
But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.
"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."
What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.
Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.
To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.
Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?
"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.
Various dental procedures exist for improving the appearance and functioning of your teeth. For instance, dental implants replace missing teeth while veneers improve the appearance of imperfect teeth. Root canals preserve decaying teeth and restore normal functioning so extraction is not required. At the Art of Dentistry, your Milwaukee holistic dentistry practice, Dr. Paul Scholl can place dental implants and veneers, as well as perform root canal procedures.
In Milwaukee, holistic dentistry practices offer dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement option. Dental implants consist of a metal implant, an abutment and a porcelain crown. The implant is placed into the jawbone and acts as the tooth root, anchoring everything in place. The crown sits on top of the implant above the gum line and functions as the replacement tooth. The abutment is used to securely connect the crown to the metal implant.
Veneers are used to transform the appearance of teeth that suffer from chips, cracks, stains and other imperfections. A veneer is a paper thin cover applied to the front of a tooth to improve the size, shape, color and overall look of the tooth. A thin layer of enamel is first shaved off the front of the tooth before applying the veneer. Removing this thin layer allows the veneer to sit flush with the surrounding teeth and blend in rather than protrude. Once placed, veneers look like natural teeth.
Root canals preserve decaying teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Decay inside the center of a tooth can spread down to the root and eventually cause an abscess to form below the tooth’s root. Untreated abscesses can result in additional oral health problems. During a root canal, the infected and decaying material inside the tooth is removed. The area is then cleaned and the cavity is filled in, leaving the tooth strong and free of infection. If needed, a dental crown can be placed on top of the tooth to strengthen it further.
Whether you are interested in dental implants or veneers or need a root canal, Dr. Scholl can help. To schedule an appointment at your Milwaukee holistic dentistry practice, call the Art of Dentistry at (414) 445-3670.