Dr. Reed says, “A porcelain veneer is a restoration made at a dental laboratory which is more labor intensive and it takes more appointments but it gives us the most realistic results with the longest life expectancy. First we have to decide what we want as the final result this is normally done with a diagnostic wax up. An impression is taken of the whole upper and lower arches then the features of each tooth that we want to change are accounted for such as length, with, rotation, alignment and color. All changes other than color are done on a stone model and shaped and carved out of diagnostic wax. Somewhat like delicate plasterwork add where we need it take it away where we don’t. As the wax up is approved by the patient we are ready to continue with preparing the teeth taking away a bit more where we need to, and not so much where we don’t. Once the preparations are finished impressions of those are taken and the temporary veneers are fabricated which will be worn by the patient for the month that it will take for the ceramist to hand stack each layer of porcelain. Opaque, body and translucent porcelains are used to create a restoration with depth and a realistic look. The insertion appointment is just about as long as the first appointment, the finishing of the porcelain veneers is detailed and meticulous work. The reward is a restoration that is not only beautiful but years later will show no discernible change. And with a stable occlusion and good design their life expectancy is quite long.”
Dr Reed has made porcelain veneers for patients in Arlington, Grand Prairie, Ft. Worth, South Arlington, Dallas, Richland Hills, Mansfield, and all over The DFW Metroplex! Come in for a Complimentary Consultation today!
Veneers for Discolored Teeth
In his office in Arlington Tx, Dr Reed can make All Porcelain Veneers . Here is what he has to say about them:
”In the same process described for standard porcelain veneers, once the teeth are prepared the color of the remaining tooth structure is recorded tooth by tooth and sometimes by segments of each tooth. Special blocking porcelains are used in addition to base opaque porcelains in order to block out the darkness or increase the value (the amount of white in a color). In some cases opaque resin cements can be used to further block out the unwanted dark hues. “
Dr Reed has made veneers and restored discolored teeth for patients in Arlington, Grand Prairie, Ft. Worth, South Arlington, Dallas, Richland Hills, Mansfield, and all over The DFW Metroplex! Come in for a Complimentary Consultation today!
Get porcelain veneers and smile!
In the realm of porcelain veneers restorations two main techniques are found the hand stacked and pressed ceramic. Arlington Dental uses hand layered veneers rather than machine made pressed veneers. These veneers are sent to a special lab – most labs make pressed veneers – and are hand detailed by a ceramist. This is what give the teeth a natural and life like appearance. Machine pressed veneers can improve the color and shape of teeth but are not as real or life like as the hand crafted look of DaVinci all porcelain veneers. In order to perform this technique Dr. Reed trained in Chicago and in New York City with Dr. Larry Rosenthal, of The Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry at NYU. His special training allows him to achieve optimal results for patients in Arlington, Ft. Worth and the surrounding area who want to totally remake their smile!
Dr Reed has completed many complete smile makeovers using veneers for patients in Arlington, Grand Prairie, Ft. Worth, South Arlington, Dallas, Richland Hills, Mansfield, and all over The DFW Metroplex! Come in for a Complimentary Consultation today!