A Woman's Touch Dentistry
Maritza O Jenkins, DMD
General Dentist located in Evansville, IN
If you’re not happy with the appearance of your smile, Martiza Jenkins, DMD, can help you get the look you want with porcelain veneers. Dr. Jenkins and the team at A Woman’s Touch Dentistry treat many cosmetic dental conditions, including cracked or crooked teeth, with porcelain veneers at their location in Evansville, Indiana. To find out how veneers can help you achieve a red carpet-worthy smile, call or book an appointment online.
Porcelain Veneers Q & A
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain designed to fit over the front of your teeth. Originally intended to enhance the smiles of Hollywood starlets, veneers have become one of the most well-established procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Jenkins or a member of the team at A Woman’s Touch Dentistry spend time discussing your cosmetic concerns and aesthetic goals, then carefully evaluate the shape and color of your smile. They partner with a professional dental laboratory, where your customized veneers are made.
Like most dental restorations, veneers don’t last forever. With proper care, the strong porcelain material provides you with a beautiful smile for about 15-20 years. After that, your veneers will need to be replaced.
Why would I get porcelain veneers?
If you want to enhance your smile while maintaining the look of natural teeth, porcelain veneers are an excellent option. The porcelain maintains the appearance of tooth enamel while correcting a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
- Unwanted gaps or spaces
- Worn down or chipped teeth
Regardless of your specific concerns, Dr. Jenkins and her team work with you to create the stunning smile of your dreams.
What should I expect from getting porcelain veneers?
The process of getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete and requires little to no anesthesia. At the first visit, Dr. Jenkins or a member of her team prepare your teeth to receive the veneers by gently buffing and shaping the surface. Then, they take an impression of your teeth and discuss the best color veneers to complement your unique shade.
At the second visit, they thoroughly clean your teeth to achieve a durable bond. Then they place bonding cement between the tooth and veneer and apply a special light beam to harden and set the bond.
After, you can go out and flaunt your radiant new smile! Proper oral hygiene like brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits help maintain your porcelain veneers for as long as possible.
To learn more about porcelain veneers, call A Woman’s Touch Dentistry or book an appointment online today.