Dr. Wendling is known for her excellent temporary porcelain veneers. She calls them a trial smile. The temporaries are placed while you wait for the dental laboratory to make your permanent veneers. Typically, a cosmetic dentist will not take a great deal of care over making them beautiful, since you will only be wearing them for three weeks. They will look white and have the right shape, and usually that is enough.
However, Dr. Wendling takes a bit more time with the temporaries. By the time you are ready to have temporaries placed, Dr. Wendling knows exactly how the permanent veneers should look. Her reasoning is: knowing that, why not apply it as far as possible to the temporaries?
The usual sequence of temporaries and veneers goes like this:
- An impression is taken of the teeth
- From the impression, a mold is made to serve as the laboratory’s model for making the permanent veneers
- Temporary veneers are created by the cosmetic dentist out of dental bonding, applied in layers until they achieve the approximate size and shape required. A curing light hardens the bonding.
- In the second visit, the temporaries are removed and the permanent veneers bonded in place
Dr. Wendling’s procedure
Dr. Wendling has found that she gets nearly as many referrals for porcelain veneers through people wearing temporaries as she does through people wearing permanent veneers. Since she takes so much care over making the temporaries, it is natural to conclude that she will certainly take a lot of care over the permanent veneers, and that prompts them to call her.
In her role as instructor at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), she has become known for teaching an excellent class on veneer temporaries. Her classes attract a large number of onlookers as well as students.
You will be in excellent hands for porcelain veneers at Wendling Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry serving Portland, Oregon. If you would like to know more about porcelain veneers, please see our Porcelain Veneers and Porcelain Veneers Questions pages. You could also call or email us to arrange for your initial consultation.