Porcelain veneers are the premier cosmetic restoration that dentistry offers. They are individual, ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that overlay natural teeth to change their existing color, shape, and size instantly. Often, they can be done extremely conservatively, with very little preparation of the existing teeth. These dental restorations dramatically and predictably upgrade the aesthetics of a smile.
Blending Art and Science
Each smile transformation begins by understanding our patient’s unique treatment desires and esthetic goals. After a collaborative design session with the patient / dentist / ceramist team, each porcelain veneer is meticulously planned to meet the patient’s specifications. As a master ceramist, Mike engineers in each piece of porcelain lifelike translucency, opalescence, and shine. Before the veneers are inserted, the patient is given a temporary set to ‘test drive’ the proposed design, and make any changes if desired. This process ensures a stunning, natural result that exceeds expectations.
“I can’t tell you how much I wish I had known the difference between a regular dentist and Dr. Arnold, an outstanding cosmetic dentist, before I wasted time and money on the other. Dr. Arnold made such a difference and now I smile all the time. I can’t help it!” – Rene
Renee is a patient who came to Dr. Arnold after having spent thousands of dollars on porcelain veneers from a dentist who claimed to be a cosmetic dentist. You can see the results below on the left. Her teeth look dingy and gray, and she was heartbroken over the results.
Dr. Arnold discussed with her how she wanted her smile to look. Then he and his master ceramist, Mike Morris, created a beautiful new smile, which you can see below on the right.
Dentists are trained in dental school to fix things. Most of them really don’t have that passion for art that is required to create a beautiful smile. As a result, they don’t pursue the post-graduate training needed to become an expert cosmetic dentist. For this reason, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) created the accreditation process. To become accredited in cosmetic dentistry, a dentist needs to attend post-graduate training and then pass a written exam, a clinical exam, and finally an oral exam, demonstrating that he or she has the knowledge, skill, and artistic talent to be able to create a beautiful smile. To be assured that you will receive expert cosmetic dentistry, we would recommend that you seek out an accredited cosmetic dentist like Dr. Arnold.
But Dr. Arnold has taken his craft several steps beyond just being accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. When he took his examinations, the examiners were so impressed with his work that they invited him to also become an examiner, judging the skills of other dentists. Then, several years later Dr. Arnold took the next step and became an Accredited Fellow with the AACD, one of only about sixty dentists in the world to achieve that highest level of distinction in cosmetic dentistry. Besides that, his master ceramist, Mike Morris, is also an Accredited Fellow of the AACD, one of only four ceramists in the world who has achieved that credential. Together, they have won multiple gold medals in the International Smile Gallery competition of the AACD.
Dr. Arnold and Mr. Morris are so confident that you will love the new smile they create for you, that they offer a beautiful smile guarantee.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Dr. Arnold’s first step in creating a new smile for you is to listen to you. How do you want your teeth to look? How bright do you want them? From that, he will use his artistic skill to create a set of temporary veneers for you to wear and try out. The look will be evaluated and tweaked to make sure they meet your expectations. When all the changes have been made and you are thrilled with how they look, he will take photographs which will be used by his master ceramist to create the same look in porcelain.
After the porcelain veneers are made, there will be one final check as they are tried in your mouth. With all the preparatory work that has been done, you are certain to love how they look. But if not, he will make whatever changes are needed. Once you truly love them, they’ll be bonded onto your teeth.
Dr. Arnold loves seeing your confidence transformed when you receive the smile you’ve always wanted. If you’re ready to remake your smile, you may click here to request an appointment, or call our office to schedule one directly.