Choose Porcelain Veneers for a Revived and Gorgeous Smile
If you are experiencing tooth discoloration, chips, cracks, or misalignment issues, there is a simple and convenient solution. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that can be placed on the surface of one or more teeth to cover virtually any imperfection. John Crisler, DDS, MAGD, is proud to offer porcelain veneers at his Rio Rancho, NM, practice to help rejuvenate and brighten your smile.
Am I a Candidate for Veneers?
The majority of patients in good dental and overall health are suitable candidates for veneers. Certain conditions, such as gum disease or dental decay, will need to be resolved before veneers can be placed. This helps avoid complications and potentially compounding oral health problems. Qualifying patients are thrilled to find out that veneers can conceal the appearance of:
- teeth that are misshaped
- broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- teeth that are too large or too small
- crowded teeth
- teeth with excessive gaps between them
- misaligned or turned teeth
Placing Porcelain Veneers
The first step in your journey to an attractive smile is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Crisler. During this appointment, he will examine your teeth and speak with you about your aesthetic goals and expected treatment results. Using this information, he will customize a detailed treatment plan that aligns with the vision you have of your desired smile. During the consultation, patients will also have the opportunity to view before and after photographs of previous veneers patients to get a better sense of their veneer treatment outcome.
Dr. John Crisler has worked with two very reputable labs, both for over 30 years.
Your veneers will be placed over two appointments. At the first appointment, Dr. Crisler will remove a small portion of enamel from the teeth being treated. Doing so allows for sufficient space when placing the veneer. Next, impressions of your teeth will be taken and shade and size details will be noted. This information will be sent to one of our two partner laboratories.
To ensure the absolute highest levels of quality, some patients may personally visit the lab for custom shading. Dr. Crisler has worked with two reputable labs, both for over 30 years. It will take about two weeks for the lab to fabricate your permanent veneers. Some patients may be provided with temporary veneers until their second appointment.
At your second appointment, your teeth will be prepped with a cleaning and a light buff, which maximizes veneer-to-tooth bonding. Your veneers will then be placed over the front surfaces of your teeth, with Dr. Crisler keeping a close eye on the fit for an evenly aligned smile. Lastly, a dental cement is applied that firmly adheres the veneer to your teeth. This process takes about one hour.
Traditional vs. No-prep Veneers
To meet his patients' needs, Dr. Crisler offers both traditional and no-prep veneers. Both methods deliver the same end results: teeth that are consistent in their brightness, shape, and alignment. The primary difference between the two types is that no-prep veneers are thinner.
Therefore, less space is needed on the tooth's surface to place the veneer. This also means that little to no tooth enamel may be removed as part of the preparatory process. Patients with crowded teeth or who are lacking sufficient enamel, who might not be candidates for traditional veneers, are more likely to benefit from the no-prep option.
Which veneer type is right for you will depend on your unique oral structure and the overall quality of your smile. Dr. Crisler will work closely with you in determining the approach that can best meet and exceed your goals. He can also advise if your veneers treatment would be enhanced with another cosmetic treatment, such as teeth whitening.
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"Dr. Crisler is exceptional. He is thorough, meticulous, compassionate, and his level of surgical skill makes him an artist. His excellent staff is very friendly, gentle, and contributes greatly to Dr. Crisler's relaxed care. Outstanding dental group. I am extremely happy."Happy Patient