For patients looking to revitalize their smile, we offer cosmetic services. When a patient comes in for an esthetic consultation, we carefully discuss the cosmetic issues to fully understand the desired outcome. Some minor issues can be transformed with a little conservative bonding to match surrounding teeth, other issues may be more complicated and require dramatic improvements or shade changes. Our Wolken Dental team offers customized smile design by taking extensive notes, photos, bite records, and study models. We fully examine each case individually and create solutions to maximize the comfort, beauty and durability of the final result. We do not start a treatment until a plan is in place that offers an optimal outcome to meet the needs of the patient.
Bonding and Veneers offer cosmetic benefits to improve teeth and create beautiful smiles. Bonding is a direct restorative process, meaning a composite filling material is bonded directly to the tooth. Bonding is a conservative and less expensive way to restore teeth and can be accomplished in a single visit. The esthetic results from bonding are substantial, but the material is susceptible to staining and frequent replacements. Veneers mimic natural teeth and are ideal for stronger, longer-lasting results.
Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain placed over the front of a tooth when dramatic changes like length, shape or shade is desired. If multiple teeth need to be restored, veneers are often fabricated in a laboratory by a skilled technician to achieve a beautiful natural result. Patients typically wear temporary acrylic veneers while the case is being designed in the laboratory. Once the case is ready, the porcelain veneers are directly bonded to the teeth. Porcelain is a strong, durable and color-stable material that does not stain.