Dr Kosdon's 3 Step Porcelain Veneer Smile Transformation
Transforming your smile with porcelain veneers usually requires a minimum of two to three visits to our office. This includes the initial consultation, the preparation and temporization appointment, and lastly the placement of your permanent veneers. There maybe additional follow-up appointments to make adjustments to your temporary and/or permanent veneers.
For many of Dr. Kosdon’s patients, getting porcelain veneers has become a life-changing procedure. He believes that his in-depth consultation process is key to achieving success with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, ultimately helping him deliver the results patients desire. As we are all unique and have different views of what we consider beautiful, Dr. Kosdon spends a lot of time getting to know each patient and learning about their personality during the initial phase of the consultation.
Next, Dr. Kosdon performs a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, and mouth to determine two things: 1) whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers and 2) if they are indeed the best option for achieving your goals. He also completes a “smile analysis,” that involves taking digital photos of your teeth and identifying the ways he can enhance their appearance. If porcelain veneers are recommended, Dr. Kosdon may take diagnostic impressions of your teeth to have a wax-up created in his laboratory that models the proposed changes to your teeth.
Getting porcelain veneers is a big decision for most patients and Dr. Kosdon is committed to creating an excellent experience for them at every stage of the process. He strives to help his patients to feel comfortable, confident, and cared for throughout treatment. Having veneers himself, he has a great deal of empathy and can relate to the experience both as a dentist and as a patient.
2. Preparation & Trial Smile
Porcelain dental veneer treatments have become very advanced over the years – so much so that only a very minimal amount of the natural tooth needs to be smoothed away to accommodate the veneer. After Dr. Kosdon gently reshapes the designated teeth, he takes dental impressions and sends them to his ceramist who will use them to artistically create each new veneer by hand. Before you leave the office, Dr. Kosdon crafts a stunning set of temporary veneers that replicate your new smile. The temporaries are used as a “Trial Smile,“ giving you the opportunity to see your new smile before the final stage of treatment. Dr. Kosdon allows time to make adjustments or modifications to the temporaries before the final veneer is made. Once you and Dr. Kosdon are happy with the size and shape of your new smile, his ceramist will proceed with hand-making the final veneers.
3. Bonding & Cementation
The big day has arrived, and It’s time for you to get your final veneers cemented. At this appointment, Dr. Kosdon first removes your temporary veneers and disinfects your teeth. Next, he tries your new veneers on your teeth, making sure the color and fit is perfect before bonding. Then, he applies a strong bonding adhesive to the prepared teeth and permanently cements the veneers in place. To complete the process, he makes any necessary adjustments to ensure your teeth are touching properly and the veneers fit comfortably.
What Can I Expect After Veneers Have Been Placed?
What is the Best Way to Care For My New Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made of a durable material that is designed to withstand normal wear. However, there are certain steps you can take to help ensure your porcelain veneers last as long as possible. Maintaining good dental hygiene and visiting a dentist for routine oral exams can preserve the appearance of your new smile. Additionally, if you are prone to clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep, wearing a night guard can reduce excess stress on your veneers. Finally, Dr. Kosdon recommends patients with porcelain veneers avoid biting down on exceptionally hard foods to avoid accidental damage. When properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last for decades.
How Long do Porcelain Veneers Last?
With proper care, high-quality porcelain veneers can last for decades, or even a lifetime. Today’s ceramic materials maintain their strength, aesthetics, and durability much longer than materials of the past. Additionally, Dr. Kosdon’s experience and expertise in placing porcelain veneers can help lengthen their lifespan. He also recommends that every patient receive a custom night guard to protect their veneers from destructive clenching and grinding forces that can chip or otherwise damage veneers. When it comes to dental hygiene, porcelain veneers are maintained with twice daily brushing and flossing and regular check-ups/cleanings, just like your natural teeth.
Dr. Kosdon was one of the most personable people I've ever met. I had a baby tooth that never fell out, but was of course cracking and much smaller than the others. He fixed it with a veneer and smoothed out my other teeth to match. Not once did he try to correct my smile, and left all the quirk and charm about it! I love everyone in his office and my experiences there are always memorable. I will be his patient for as long as I can! -
Dr. Kosdon has changed not only my smile, but my life! I feel like anything is possible when I step into his office, and his incredible staff and positive attitude affirms that. I can completely trust everyone I speak to in office and over the phone, and have nothing but positive experiences with my new tooth and all the recovery process. I highly, highly recommend coming to see Michael for any of your smile needs! -
I just got my veneers done through Dr kosdon, and wowww is all I have to say. I feel like a complete new person. The reason I say that is because before I got this procedure. I had an open bite that caused me to have a lisp. After I got my veneers done my lisp decreased and my teeth look perfect and so natural. Dr kosdon and his employees also make you feel at home when you are there. -