Restore your confidence or get the smile you’ve always wanted with veneers that go the distance
Tooth enamel is strong, stronger than skeletal bone in fact! However, it is not indestructible. This protective covering of our teeth may become damaged due to acidic foods and sodas, wear and tear, and behaviors such as chronic teeth grinding. Enamel erosion can show up on our teeth as chips, cracks, stains and discoloration, and other imperfections.
Fortunately, we can “re-make” your tooth enamel with cosmetic veneers at McKinney Dental in Madison, Wisconsin.
The smile that you deserve
Veneers are essentially dental materials that have been designed to replace damaged tooth structures. This popular procedure is appropriate for patients with cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Dan McKinney is happy to provide alternative treatment options for patients with more extensive damage; for instance, a cavity may require a cosmetic filling, or dental inlay or onlay.
Once the veneer has been made, this replacement for tooth enamel is applied to the front surfaces of those “imperfect” teeth. Dr. Dan secures each veneer. So, it covers up the cosmetic concern.
Treatable conditions include:
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth with small cracks or fractures
- Gaps between teeth and other spacing issues
- Stained or discolored teeth that have failed to whiten sufficiently with professional bleaching
- Worn or oddly-sized teeth
- Teeth with shape- or contour-related irregularities
Types of veneers
You may select from either indirect or direct veneers. Dr. Dan will walk you through the benefits of each option. Largely, indirect veneers are made from a dental ceramic such as stain-resistant porcelain or composite resin. These veneers are made in our lab. To fit properly over the teeth, these veneers require the removal of a small amount of the tooth’s surface and a second visit to our office. During your return appointment, Dr. Dan precisely applies and secures the veneers to your teeth.
Direct veneers are also referred to as “dental bonding.” The composite resin is color-matched to blend in with the tooth and its neighboring teeth. Dr. Dan then applies it as a putty-like material to the teeth, which have been slightly texturized (etched) and conditioned. This step helps to ensure the strongest bond between the composite material and the tooth. It is hardened and secured with a special curing light.
Contact us today!
At McKinney Dental in Madison, WI, you have many options to restore the smile you once had or to gain the smile you always wanted. Call (608) 249-6511 with questions and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Dan.