Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Dunson is a Porcelain Veneer Specialist

Porcelain veneers are made from a thin, translucent shell of porcelain that is custom made to enhance your smile or dramatically change the look of your teeth. Porcelain veneers may be used to correct one tooth or an entire group of teeth. They are used primarily on the front teeth, from premolar to premolar. The porcelain covers the front surface of the tooth, and wraps slightly around to the back of the tooth.

How are Porcelain Veneers Made?

porcelain veneersYour appointment for porcelain veneers begins with a diagnostic consultation with Dr. Dunson. He will evaluate the current state of your teeth, then discuss with you what “look” you are trying to achieve. The shape size and the shade of the teeth are planned to suite the unique characteristics of your face.

Generally, dental offices need two appointments to create your porcelain veneers. The first appointment is used to prepare the teeth for the veneers. A dental impression is then taken of the teeth, which is then sent to a dental laboratory to be constructed. While you are waiting for your permanent veneers temporary veneers may be placed on the teeth. Some dentist’s prefer to avoid using temporary veneers; therefore your teeth will be essentially “bare” for roughly one week. The second appointment is used to bond the new, permanent veneers to your teeth.

At Dunson Dental Design, we are pleased to have the opportunity to offer our patient’s same-day porcelain veneers using CEREC®® technology. The CEREC®® machine is an in-house dental laboratory that custom makes porcelain veneers in the comfort of our office. After Dr. Dunson prepares your teeth, a 3D image of the teeth, known as a digital impression, is sent directly to the CEREC® machine. After a short period of time, the new, permanent porcelain veneers are ready to be bonded to your teeth – all in the same day.

Dr. Dunson has also received an IV and oral conscious sedation certificate from Miami Valley Medical College in Dayton, Ohio, making him one of the select porcelain veneers experts who are certified and licensed to do IV sedation. Your porcelain veneer treatment may be performed with IV sedation – helping patients remain relaxed during their appointment.

Contact Us with Your Porcelain Veneer Questions and Needs

Dr. Dunson and his team are here to help answer your questions about your cosmetic dental needs. Call our office to book your new patient experience and you’ll quickly see why he’s one of the best porcelain veneer specialists around.