Your smile says a lot about you, and a smile that has been dulled by staining issues, minor chips or other imperfection can leave you feeling self-conscious in social situations. Sometimes the best way to improve your smile is to have Dr. Bennett Packard fit your teeth with a custom set of dental veneers.
Dental veneers are essentially thin porcelain shells, that are custom made in a dental lab to fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. The porcelain material is shaded to look just like natural teeth.
Dr. Bennett Packard usually requires two separate appointments to fit your teeth for custom dental veneers. The first step involves Dr. Bennett Packard will examine your teeth and take a few X-rays to assess. It’s important to make sure that there is sufficient strong enamel to later mount the veneers to. If one or more teeth lacks sufficient enamel of it has been compromised by past dental work, Dr. Bennett Packard might recommend having that particular tooth restored by a crown.
Then, Dr. Bennett Packard forms an impression of the teeth in your smile. This is sent the dental lab where your custom dental veneers are made.
Dr. Bennett Packard will call you in for a second appointment when the lab has completed your dental veneers. During this appointment they will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing your new dental veneers in place.
If you are interested in being fitted for dental veneers, please call Dr. Bennett Packard at 509.577.8277 to schedule an appointment.