What Happens After Porcelain Veneer or Dental Crown Placement?

March 7, 2018

Smiling woman in dental chair giving thumbs upWhen you’re trying to plan for a complex restoration plan like porcelain veneers or dental crowns, it can be difficult to imagine what the results will look like. Even after you’ve learned what to expect from your smile transformation it can be difficult to understand the entire process. In this post, we’ll walk you through the entire dental restoration process from start to finish to help you feel better prepared for dental crown or porcelain veneer restoration.

1 – Your Smile Design

Before beginning an advanced treatment like cosmetic transformation using porcelain veneers or dental crown restoration, we need to sit down with you for a treatment consultation. During your consultation visit, we’ll examine your smile, discuss your goals, and partner with you to create a restorative or cosmetic dentistry plan that will meet your needs and fit your schedule and budget.

2- Your Preparation Visit & Temporary Restoration

Once we decide what treatment will work for you, we’ll schedule a preparation visit. During this appointment, we remove tooth structure as necessary to accommodate space for the crown or veneer to fit snuggly. Then, we capture bite impressions that will be used by the dental lab to create your custom dental crowns or porcelain veneers. In the meantime, we’ll place temporary restorations. These are made from a less durable material and will need to be replaced with the higher quality porcelain crowns or veneers.

3 – Your Gorgeous Smile

Once we receive your final restoration from the dental lab, you’ll return to exchange the temporary for a flawless crown or veneer. Once in place, your quality, porcelain restoration will look and function just like your healthy, flawless smile.

4 – Caring for Your Crown or Veneer

Once your porcelain veneers or dental crowns are in place, you’ll need to take good care of them to ensure they remain in place as long as possible. You should brush your teeth using a minimally abrasive toothpaste and soft bristled toothbrush to avoid excessive dental wear. If you’re not already using a waxed floss, you may want to switch to one to avoid pulling around the edges of your crown or veneer. During your six month dental checkups, we will examine your restoration for signs of damage or wear, and we may be able to repair it.

Meet Dr. Nameth

Your trusted Worthington cosmetic and restorative dentist, Randall Nameth, DDS, brings years of experience to work helping patients achieve flawless, beautiful smiles. If you have questions throughout your treatment process, Dr. Nameth and his team are always here to help. We try our best to carefully explain every step of your treatment plan to ensure you feel completely confident, but if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us. We’re always happy to help.

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