Advanced Planning and Treatment for Stunning Porcelain Veneers
Stained, misshapen, and broken teeth can decrease your confidence in your smile. If you want to enjoy a near-flawless smile, and a boost of self-confidence, porcelain veneers from our office serving Portage, MI, and Kalamazoo, MI, may be the right option for you. These custom-crafted porcelain shells are attached to the front of your teeth, refining their shape and concealing a variety of cosmetic blemishes. At the Sharp Smile Center, we offer the highest quality custom veneers available. Dr. Michael Sharp uses advanced techniques to increase the strength, aesthetics, and function of your smile. We also utilize advanced planning systems and wax-ups, and will work closely with our trusted partner lab to ensure stunning results.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are made of thin porcelain, and will match the shape and color of your smile. The porcelain is attached directly to the front of your teeth to conceal a range of blemishes such as internal stains, chips, and small cracks. Veneers can also refine the shape of irregular or disproportionately small teeth. In some cases, Dr. Sharp may even use veneers to perform “instant orthodontics,” closing small gaps in your smile, or enhancing slightly crooked teeth. We proudly offer unique minimal-prep and no-prep veneers that are more realistic than big name brands, and preserve more of your natural tooth.
Planning Your Treatment
With advanced training from true masters in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Sharp is extremely meticulous in the planning process. At your initial consultation, we will first determine whether you are a candidate for veneers, and whether minimal-prep or no-prep veneers are more appropriate for you. Following any initial prep work, we will create a wax-up template, showing exactly how your veneers should look. You will be included in this process, so that you can play an active role in planning your treatment.
Dr. Sharp will also create a multi-media presentation of designs and specifications, and he will send all of this information, along with photos of your smile, to our dental lab. For the last 20 years, we have worked with the same small laboratory. Because they focus exclusively on specialty aesthetics, they consistently provide stunning veneers that are virtually identical to natural dental enamel.
When providing veneers, we are not simply concerned about aesthetics. We also want you to enjoy a strong, enhanced, and functional smile.
Our Unique Approach
Minimal-prep and no-prep veneers will require little, if any alteration of your natural teeth. If minimal-prep veneers are in your best interests, we will carefully prepare your teeth, removing a very small amount of enamel to allow the veneers to lay flat.
Sharp Smile Center is dedicated to preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. When providing veneers, we are not simply concerned about aesthetics. We also want you to enjoy a strong, enhanced, and functional smile. Using this “responsible aesthetics” approach, we will alter only the areas that need to be adjusted for function and appearance.
Placing Your Veneers
Once your teeth have been prepared, we can take detailed impressions for the lab to create your veneers. It will typically take about three weeks for the lab to craft your restorations. The skilled technicians will carefully fabricate them to match the color, shape, and contours of your custom designs and smile.
While you wait, Dr. Sharp can provide temporary veneers, made from your wax-ups. With the temporaries, you can try veneers in your smile before they are permanently attached to your teeth, giving feedback if anything needs to be changed. When the final veneers are finished, Dr. Sharp will securely affix them to your teeth. After this second appointment, you will leave the office with a striking smile and overall enhanced appearance.
Enhance Your Smile Today
If you are considering veneers, you deserve treatment from a true expert in the field. Contact our office today to book your consultation with Dr. Sharp
We would love to show you what a difference our world-class dentistry can make. Our friendly staff looks forward to hearing from you!
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