Creating a Designer Smile with Porcelain Veneers
By Dr. Tim Simpson on June 21, 2013
Let’s be honest, most of us do not have the perfect smile. In fact, many of us have a number of cosmetic flaws that are compromising the appearance of our smile. Whether it be discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps between the teeth, or oddly shaped or sized teeth, most of us have an aspect (or several aspects) of the teeth that we’d like to improve. When a number of flaws are present, porcelain veneers often make the best treatment option. Cosmetic dentist Tim Simpson combines artistry and dental experience to create the ideal smile for his Odessa patients.
Porcelain veneers are bonded to the surface of the teeth to conceal cosmetic flaws and create a smile that is bright, white, even, and free of cosmetic flaws. While this alone is a huge benefit to our patients, the real benefit comes from Dr. Simpson’s ability to custom design each set of porcelain veneers so that every patient receives a designer smile that is completely unique. Using his artistic eye as well as his wealth of experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Simpson creates a set of veneers that addresses the patient’s cosmetic needs while also taking into account the overall aesthetic appearance of the smile, including a patient’s tooth size, tooth proportion, tooth color, tooth position, and the arch of the teeth.
Designing the Ideal Smile
The smile design process all begins at the patient’s initial consultation. At the initial consultation, Dr. Simpson will listen to the patient’s complaints and concerns regarding the teeth in order to determine what the patient desires for the appearance of the smile. This will be followed by an oral examination of the teeth so that Dr. Simpson can make any additional recommendations for improving the appearance of the teeth.
When Dr. Simpson is ready to create the plan for the porcelain veneers, he will draw on a number of sources, including:
- Information gathered during the patient consultation and oral exam
- A full set of x-rays taken of the patient’s teeth
- Photos taken of the patient’s smile
- His artistic skill and dental experience
With all of these resources, Dr. Simpson will design a set of veneers that specify the ideal color, length, width, shape, and arch of the teeth. Porcelain veneers will be fabricated to Dr. Simpson’s exact specifications and then bonded to each tooth’s facial surface to successfully improve the overall appearance of the teeth and create a smile that is attractive and complementary to the unique needs of each patient.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, it is time to consider the benefits of porcelain veneers. No matter the extent of cosmetic flaws, Dr. Tim Simpson can design a set of porcelain veneers to give you the smile you desire. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Simpson at your earliest convenience to learn more about this custom cosmetic treatment.
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