WHAT DO VENEERS LOOK LIKE? Elite porcelain veneers are made from thin layered sheaths of porcelain. These dental veneers can completely cover the front of your teeth to create a dazzling perfect smile. And since most modern veneers look completely natural, so will you. Dental veneers, also called laminates, are long-lasting, stain resistant and natural looking. CAN CROWNS AND VENEERS LOOK NATURAL? Porcelain crowns present an excellent alternative, and one that keeps your smile looking and feeling natural. They are especially well suited for front teeth. These are the most esthetic types of crowns. HOW DO CROWNS WORK? Porcelain crowns, made of dental ceramic materials, are tooth-colored and have a translucence that mimics that natural enamel of your teeth. We carefully match the shade and size of the crown to fit in naturally with the rest of your teeth. There are also dental crowns that are made of porcelain fused to metal. There is a metal framework on the inside and is covered with tooth colored porcelain for a natural look. This offers the advantages of porcelain and metal. This type of crown has traditionally been thought of as stronger and more durable than all-porcelain varieties and are more esthetic than all-metal crowns as well. They do not have the same translucence of your natural teeth or all ceramic crowns but they can withstand more vigorous chewing and biting than all ceramic crowns. WHICH VENEERS TO GET Creating your custom Smile Design Makeover During your initial comprehensive exam, we develop a customized cosmetic plan utilizing veneers or porcelain crowns. You’ll leave your next appointment with a set of temporary veneers or porcelain crowns while your custom final veneers or porcelain crowns are being crafted at our specialty lab. That makes veneers or porcelain crowns perfect for your individual smile. You can get a preview of how your smile would benefit from veneers or porcelain crowns by using our digital imaging program. It’s a system that creates a preview image of you with your new smile. Because we custom craft each person’s veneers and porcelain crowns, you can choose the shape, color and style that suits you best. HOW TO CLEAN VENEERS Dental care for porcelain veneers is no different from your regular routine. Clean and floss daily, and visit us regularly for professional care and maintenance. You may want to consider wearing a night guard to prevent damage to your veneers from teeth grinding while you sleep. There are many paths to your perfect smile, and porcelain veneers is just one of the ways that Dr. Caffaratti can help you discover yours! Together we can create a smile that reflects your lifestyle. Dr. Caffaratti also offers a full range of General and Specialty Dentistry Services: • Tooth-Colored Fillings • Permanent Bridges • Dentures and Partial Dentures • Root Canal Therapy • Periodontal Treatment • Dental Implants • Bone Grafts • Sinus Lifts • Oral Rehabilitation Contact our Sparks, Nevada Dental Office of Dr. Caffaratti to schedule your consultation with our friendly and knowledgeable team of smile experts.