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Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD
Veneer Makeover Dentistry
3900 RR 620 South
Austin TX 78738
Aesthetic Dental Cosmetics
Porcelain Veneer Makeover DentistryDental bonding and veneer dentistry have become one of the most popular smile design treatments made available through the creative use of advanced technologies and investments in specialized Post Graduate training made by aesthetic dentists to become technical artisans.
Although the ABC Television program Extreme Makeovers has made porcelain veneers nearly a household word... it is the creative talents of individual dentists that determines how effective the procedure is for different types of dental conditions.
Different Veneer Brands - Different Cosmetic CharacteristicsAs with Dental Implants, patients need to be aware that there are numerous veneer technologies and laminate materials that skilled dentists can use to create the attractive cosmetic outcomes they want. Unfortunately... many dental practices only offer a single type of porcelain veneer.
Anyone seeking veneer treatments should be aware that that while different types and brands of porcelain veneers can achieve a variety of cosmetic goals for patients.... there is no single veneer product that provides the best of everything.
Non invasive, minimally invasive, no prep and low prep tooth preparation are rapidly becoming associated with certain types of veneer products.
Extreme Makeover TypesThe popular veneer products, including DaVinci, Eris and Empress, are outstanding products that can mimic natural tooth colors, shading and opalescence to an astounding degree. Feldspathic porcelain materials provide the necessary depth and density needed for achieving substantial color changes.
As these adjacent before and after pictures indicate... quality porcelain veneers that successfully block unwanted translucency and add opalescence qualities are the procedure of choice for severe tetracycline stain damage.
Premium feldspathic veneer products also provide a truly skilled dentist to produces changes in the appearance of rotated or crooked tooth structures and can even infuence certain bite and occlusion issues.
Low Prep VeneersOther brands of veneers, such as Lumineers by Cerinate, can provide a makeover experience that requires little or no tooth preparation. The veneer material is ultra thin and very functional. The Lumineer product line can be an excellent choice for patients who may have either compromised tooth enamel or sensitive teeth.
There are still other brands and types of porcelain bonding laminates that are more easily affordable than other more nationally known brands.
Depending on what a patient's particular goal is... the selection of which veneer product to use can be a critical element in acheiving long term satisfaction with the cosmetic result... and of course, endurance.
Veneers that mimic natural tooth appearance and shading understandably require a thicker veneer structure... thereby requiring more invasive treatment of the tooth to accommodate the veneer. Veneers that are micro-thin are ideal for preserving tooth structure... but don't offer the shading qualities of thicker veneers, appearing somewhat opaque.
Other veneer properties sought by makeover patients is the ability to fill in gaps between teeth, alter the size and shape of anterior teeth and in some cases... help rotated teeth or unusual biting surfaces appear more normal.
Although the skillful application of premium porcelain veneers can endure for up to 10 or more years... reports of veneers failing, cracking, popping off and turning gray within a matter of days are not uncommon.
In most cases... veneer failures are due to the skill of the dentist and the quality of the tooth preparation.
Diagnostic Wax Up ModelingPatients who are undergoing multiple veneer treatments that represents a makeover outcome typically undergo a Diagnostic WaxUp phase. This process involves the use of impressions and models that enable the doctor and patient to literally hand craft the desired smile.
Specialized veneer temporaries are created, enabling the patient to wear them for several days to a few weeks to assure ALL cosmetic goals are being achieved. Vigilence during this important step eliminates the incidence of mistakes.
Patients can select new color shades, resizing, changes in tooth shapes (masculine vs feminine vs youthful vs mature), thereby creating a custom smile redesign. Patients should learn about the Golden Rules of Proportion (a popular LVI cosmetic dentistry concept) that can produce a near-text-book version of the perfect smile.
Best Veneer BenefitsHow well a patient benefits from the use of veneers is determined by the existing tooth structure and oral health habits of each person. Dr. Scalzitti offers a range of veneer treatments and products (Feldspathic, Cerinate Lumineers, Empress, Eris, etc) that can achieve practically any hollywood style effect desired.... or produce a change in orthodontic function and appearance to that can straighten almost any smile (instant orthodontics).
More Questions?Veneer dentistry is a technique specific treatment. As such, prospective veneer patients should ask many questions, assure that Diagnostic Modeling is being implemented and request samples of veneer treatments performed for a specific cosmetic issue.
Questions about our choices and types of veneer treatments can be addressed to Dr. Scalzitti during a Complimentary Consultation which can be scheduled on-line or by calling us at (512) 263-3330.
Dr. Scalzitti can also be contacted more directly through our on-line Ask The Dentist form. You will receive a reply directly from the doctor.
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