Porcelain Veneers for Spring Valley Nevada
Using New Techniques That Offer Amazing Results for Beautiful Smiles!
Do you wonder how Hollywood stars, supermodels, and politicians have such amazing smiles? Was nature kinder to them than to you? Probably not. One of the most popular elective procedures in dentistry is porcelain veneers. Dr. Hollingshead works with a trusted and reputable dental lab to deliver custom designed, handcrafted veneers that can:
- Close gaps
- Brighten teeth
- Correct slight misalignments
- Correct chips and cracks
- Alter a smile’s overall shape and appearance
Veneers are a durable solution for patients who want a more attractive smile without having to wear braces. They’re less bulky than crowns, so veneers patients enjoy a natural looking smile. In most cases, Dr. Hollingshead recommends veneers for front teeth – the teeth that show when you smile.
Various types of porcelain veneers in Spring Valley are available. Maybe you’ve heard of Lumineers or DURAthins. These are brand names for minimal preparation veneers. Usually, minor tooth preparation will ensure that veneers look natural, so Dr. Hollingshead prefers thin, durable, traditional veneers. Expect two or three visits for the entire procedure.
Receiving Porcelain Veneers in Las Vegas
The journey to your new smile begins with a simple but very important step—a dental examination. Dr. Hollingshead will need to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support veneers or any other type of cosmetic dentistry treatment. If tooth decay, gum disease or any other concern is present, then restorative care will be necessary before beginning your veneer treatment.
Once your oral health is ensured, Dr. Hollingshead will begin the process of transforming your smile with porcelain veneers. The teeth set to have veneers will be slightly altered by removing the minimal amount of tooth enamel necessary to make room for the veneers. Only a thin layer is shaved away—about the same thickness as the veneer. In this way, Dr. Hollingshead is able to ensure that your porcelain veneers will fit comfortably and your teeth will not protrude.
After your teeth are prepped, we’ll take an impression that the dental lab will use to create your veneers. Each veneer will be custom crafted to correctly alter a specific tooth. Therefore, you never have to worry about a smile that looks like a row of cookie-cutter teeth. Your incisors will look like incisors and your canines will look like canines.
While the lab works on your permanent veneers, Dr. Hollingshead will fashion a temporary set that will protect your altered teeth and give you some time to get used to the feeling of veneers. In about two weeks, the lab will send us your customized porcelain veneers. The dentist will double-check their design and fit. Then, each one will be adhesively bonded into place. With daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, you can expect your smile with veneers to last for 10 years or more before replacements become necessary.
Schedule Your Visit Today!
Located in the Spring Valley area of Las Vegas, Dr. Hollingshead’s dental office serves patients from Spanish Trail and Summerlin. Whether you need regular checkups and cleanings, restorative dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry – like veneers - to improve your appearance, our team will be delighted to assist you. Call to reserve your appointment today!