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By Karls Family Dentistry
June 09, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Not all individuals have that perfectly white and even smile for different reasons, perhaps due to poor oral hygiene, damage from an injury, or the way their teeth naturally came in. Fortunately, dentists can employ various tools to aid you in getting that flawless smile. Here at Karls Family Dentistry, our dentists, Dr. Matthew Karls and Dr. Stanley Karls, commonly utilize dental veneers in our Waunakee, WI, practice to correct or conceal teeth deficiencies and give patients the smile they deserve.

What Exactly are Dental Veneers and How Do They Work?

Veneers are customized, ultra-thin shells crafted from composite resin or porcelain. They’re specifically made to fit snugly over the front teeth, enhancing their look. They are particularly useful in beautifying the smiles of individuals with discolored, misshapen, cracked, or chipped teeth. Likewise, although their main function is cosmetic, individuals usually opt for them as a part of their smile makeover plan that involves gum disease treatment.

Composite veneers, also called direct dental veneers, are composite resin coatings that are applied in just one dental appointment. These last for up to seven years with proper maintenance and care. Porcelain veneers, or indirect dental veneers, are customized porcelain shells and require two appointments—one for fitting your teeth and the other for installing them. These are more expensive than composite resin veneers since they can last for up to 15 years or more.

Both of these veneer options offer excellent benefits. Composite dental veneers require less enamel removal, can be completed in just one appointment, and are more affordable than its porcelain counterpart. Porcelain veneers are significantly more durable than composite resin veneers, don’t stain easily due to their natural stain-resistant properties, and look more natural.

With this in mind, the most qualified individual to help you decide on which specific type of dental veneers will work best for your needs and personal preferences is your dentist in Waunakee, WI.

Extending The Life of Your Dental Veneers

Maintaining your veneers, whether they’re porcelain or composite resin, is the same process for caring for your natural teeth. You might, however, need to visit your dentist more regularly for checkups and professional cleanings and use certain products that have been specifically proven to safeguard your veneers and prolong their service life.

To Learn More About Dental Veneers, Give Us a Call

Dial (608) 849-4100 to reach Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI, and set up your consultation with Dr. Matthew Karls or Dr. Stanley Karls.

By Karls Family Dentistry
November 19, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Here at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI, your dentists, Dr. Stanley Karls, Dr. Matthew Karls, and Dr. Sarah Karls offer a number of cosmetic services, including one of today's premier smile enhancements, porcelain veneers. Beautiful and permanent dental refurbishments that also strengthen tooth structure, read on to learn what this treatment can do for you!

Aesthetic dental issues

You have healthy teeth, but there are also some minor flaws that really bother you. A small gap, a slightly turned tooth, or a significant discoloration won't affect oral function, but they will likely make you feel self-conscious.

Fortunately, the dentists here at our Waunakee office offer a solution. Customized porcelain veneers, also known as dental laminates, cover annoying flaws, stains, mild crookedness, and more without extensive, lengthy procedures.

Made from fine ceramic, veneers are thin, tooth-colored and custom-shaped to disguise smile detractors such as:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Odd shape and length
  • Stains
  • Gaps
  • Minor crowding
  • Tooth rotations

The veneer process

Veneer placement involves taking oral impressions that allow the dental lab to sculpt your veneers in a completely accurate fashion. As a part of this initial process, Dr. Karls removes a thin portion of enamel from each tooth so that your smile can easily accommodate the laminates.

As you wait for your permanent veneers, you'll wear realistic temporaries. After a week or so, you will return to Karls Family Dentistry for a bonding of your permanent veneers.

After removing the temporary veneers, the dentist applies an etching solution and tooth-colored cement. Following this, he puts the veneers in place. A special light activates a chemical in the cement, strengthening the bond between the veneer and tooth surface. That completes the process, and you're ready to enjoy your new smile!

Call us

Here at Karls Family Dentistry, you'll enjoy kind, compassionate, and state-of-the-art care. To start your veneer treatment, contact our Waunakee office team for an appointment: (608) 849-4100.

By Karls Family Dentistry
August 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   Veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Karls Family Dentistry
October 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Porcelain VeneersMost people smile countless times a day. However, for those who are ashamed of their teeth, this natural action can come along with embarrassment or hiding behind their hands. Luckily, a making over your smile has never been easier than with porcelain dental veneers. This cosmetic dental treatment can turn your teeth around, subtly repairing small imperfections or overhauling your smile completely. Find out more about porcelain dental veneers with Dr. Matthew Karls and Dr. Stanley Karls at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI.

What is a porcelain dental veneer? 
A dental veneer is a cosmetic dental restoration that fits over the surface of a tooth to change its appearance and mask its imperfections. A dental laboratory customizes each veneer based on a clay impression of your mouth, ensuring a natural look and perfect fit.

Can porcelain veneers help me? 
Veneers can help patients in various situations. Some of the common uses for veneers include to repair:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • uneven teeth
  • discolorations or stains
  • yellowing of the teeth
  • slight misalignments
  • small gaps

What can I expect from the veneer process? 
You will see your dentist several times during your veneering process. First, your dentist will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers, which involves removing a small portion of enamel from the surface of the tooth. Then, your dentist takes an impression of the mouth to send to the laboratory. At a second appointment about two weeks later, your final restorations are complete and your dentist places them permanently onto your teeth.

Porcelain Dental Veneers in Waunakee, WI
Caring for your veneers is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. The American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once between each tooth. This, coupled with routine dental examinations and cleanings every six months, will keep your teeth and restorations alike healthy, clean, and beautiful for years to come.

For more information on porcelain dental veneers, please contact Dr. Matthew Karls and Dr. Stanley Karls at Karls Family Dentistry in Waunakee, WI. Call 608-849-4100 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By Karls Family Dentistry
December 04, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Find out if your smile goals align with what this cosmetic restoration could offer you.veneers

Are you ready to revamp your smile but not quite sure how? Have you been reading up on cosmetic dental procedures and wondered whether dental veneers could give you the new smile you want? Our Waunakee, WI, dentists Dr. Matthew Karls and Dr. Stanley Karls are here to tell you more about dental veneers so you can make an informed decision about your smile.

Dental veneers are made from high-quality porcelain and are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve the look of your smile. If you are someone who is dealing with certain imperfections that can’t be fixed with teeth whitening, dental bonding or tooth recontouring then you’re in luck. Dental veneers may be able to help you.

What cosmetic issues can dental veneers improve?

If you are dealing with any of these issues then you may just want to consider getting dental veneers from our Waunakee, WI, cosmetic dentists:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips, cracks and breaks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor overlapping or crooked teeth
  • Malformed or misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are too short

Whether you want to fix minor misalignments that keep you from that straighter smile or you want to change the overall shape, size or color of your teeth to get a more even, symmetrical look then porcelain veneers may be the best option for you.

How do you get dental veneers?

In order to get traditional dental veneers, we will need to prep your teeth beforehand to make sure they are ready to support your new restorations. You’ll first come in for a consultation so that we can make sure you are a good candidate for treatment.

Then, some enamel is shaved off the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers. While this might sound painful, it’s not. We only have to remove a very small amount of enamel so you won’t feel anything. Once the teeth have been prepped we will take impressions of your teeth.

A dental lab will use these impressions to fabricate your veneers. Once your veneers have been created you will come in so that we can fit you with your new restorations and bond them to your teeth permanently.

Do dental veneers sound like the cosmetic dentistry you’ve been looking for in Waunakee, WI? If so, then it’s time you turned to the dental team at Karls Family Dentistry to help you get the smile you’ve been dreaming about. Schedule a consultation with us today.