Dr. Esler has been placing porcelain veneers since 1982. He has seen techniques and materials come and go. Having trained at, and been an instructor at Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), he has had the opportunity to train with and then teach alongside the leading cosmetic dentists in the world. Placing veneers is a combination of skill, artistic touch, and knowledge of materials. Too often, patients are disappointed with the fake "chicklet" look of veneers placed by dentists who have limited training or experience in this type of cosmetic dentistry. Read below for more information on veneers and the enhancement of your smile.
Veneers (also called porcelain laminates) are the mainstay of the cosmetic dental practice. With veneers, we can virtually change your smile, giving you that "Hollywood smile"! Often, you choose to have veneers placed instead of under going several years of braces (see Instant Orthodontics). When veneers are properly done, you can have changed the color. shape, size and position of teeth all at once! Veneers also replace all old and discolored fillings that were previously placed in a tooth. They can strengthen teeth as well as improve their appearance.
A set of veneers is usually a two to three week process, but with advanced notice and special arrangements with one of our laboratories, they can be completed - start to finish in one day!
Illusion of Instant Orthodontics
One of the most exciting things that we do for our patients is what we call "Illusion of Instant Orthodontics." We can now give YOU the look that YOU have always wanted, but weren't willing to wear braces for two to three years to have. With Illusion of Instant Orthodontics, we can straighten, lighten, change the size and change the shape of your teeth all in one process. You can literally come into our office, and walk out within three hours wearing new transitional (temporary) veneers. Just as described above, with proper planning, the new crowns/veneers for Illusion of Instant Orthodontics can actually be completed the same day! For optimal results, Illusion of Instant Orthodontics is usually a two to three week process.
Smile Design is a conservative, non-aggressive way to rejuvenate your smile. Veneers work well for tooth reshaping and resizing. Veneers are an attractive way to rejuvenate your smile because they achieve a very natural look with a very conservative tooth preparation (shaping). Very little natural tooth structure is removed when veneers are bonded into place and the virgin strength of the tooth is recaptured as well. We found that this is the treatment of choice for smile enhancement if more than whitening is needed...