Beautiful Porcelain Veneers in Valparaiso
providing exceptional customized & comprehensive dental care
Rejuvenate Your Smile
A healthy, attractive smile radiates confidence! If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile or would like to improve your self-esteem, porcelain veneers are a stunning cosmetic option. Your improved smile will appear brighter, whiter, straighter, and may provide a more youthful appearance. Veneers are thin shells of translucent porcelain which allows light to pass through the material and this unique characteristic can make the veneers appear indistinguishable from your natural tooth. Another added pearl at Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics is our state-of-the-art dental laboratory has two remarkable dental ceramists that will hand craft your veneers to make sure you receive a stunning result. Porcelain veneers cover the front surface of the teeth and correct chips, cracks, discoloration and misaligned teeth; they are incredibly durable and highly resistant to staining. You can have your smile transformed with remarkable results in just two office visits.
It is important to choose a highly qualified dentist with whom you feel comfortable for porcelain veneers or any other type of dental treatment. Dr. Drone is a prosthodontist with extensive knowledge and training in implants, esthetics, and reconstructive dentistry and has been involved in designing porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental solutions for many years. Dr. Drone has the experience of someone you can trust to take excellent care of you and your teeth. Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics is recognized as a leader in cosmetic and esthetic dentistry and would like to help you rejuvenate your youthful and healthy looking smile with a cosmetic dental solution.
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Dr. Drone is a native of Wheatfield, IN and has been practicing dentistry since 2003 and opened his private practice in Valparaiso, IN in 2007. Dr. Drone earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry and earned his advanced specialty degrees in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from Indiana University School of Dentistry and Medicine.
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The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- Veneers are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth
- Cosmetic bonding and fillings can stain over time but veneers are resistant to stains and do not change color over time
- Preserve your natural teeth with only a minimal amount of tooth structure being altered
- If your teeth do not respond to your satisfaction with teeth whitening then veneers can make the darkest teeth brighter
- Veneers can make your teeth whiter, brighter, straighter, and more symmetrical and may create a more youthful looking appearance and smile
- Veneers are safe and are designed from biocompatible materials
- With proper dental visits and good oral hygiene veneers can last 15-20 years
- Veneers can improve the function and strength of your teeth
- A new confident smile can ultimately help you look and feel healthier, live better, and increase your self-confidence
Type of Veneers
There are several different types of veneers and Dr. Drone will discuss with you about your cosmetic goals, your bite, and help you understand which veneer is most suitable to attain your esthetic goals. In general, there are four types of veneers offered by Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics that can be fully customized to your needs.
Veneers are thin shells of translucent porcelain (ceramic) which allows light to pass through the material. This unique characteristic can make the veneers appear indistinguishable from your natural tooth type of veneer is the most common veneer used in cosmetic dentistry. There are several types of ceramic materials and Dr. Drone and our in-house dental laboratory technician will discuss with you the proper material for your veneers. Ceramic veneers typically cover the front surface of the teeth and require contouring of the tooth.
Prepless porcelain veneers are more commonly known as “no-prep veneers” and can provide amazing results for the ideal candidate. They require no removal of the tooth prior to placement of the veneer. Prepless veneers are made of an extremely thins shell of ceramic material and can many time conceal the same imperfections as traditional veneers. If modifications to the teeth are needed to attain the desired cosmetic concern then this type of veneer is contraindicated.
In some instances Dr. Drone may need to do minimal re-shaping of the tooth also known as “minimal-prep.” Very little tooth preparation is required and the esthetic outcome is similar to the other types of veneers previously described.
Composite veneers are an alternative to porcelain veneers. Composite veneers can provide similar results to porcelain veneers cosmetically. However, composite veneers do not resist staining and are not as durable or as long-lasting as a porcelain veneer. Composite veneers typically need to be replaced every 5-8 years where porcelain veneers can last 15-20 years. An advantage of the composite veneer is it usually less expensive than a porcelain veneer initially.
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
The procedure for porcelain veneers is virtually painless and only takes two office visits. Dr. Drone and his dental technicians will take photos of your teeth and draft a personalized sketch to capture the shape of your tooth and all the colors required to make your custom veneer look stunning. Dr. Drone will gently apply anesthetic and then proceed to reshape and polish your tooth. An impression will be taken by using one of our three state-of-the-art digital impression scanners. The impression takes just a few short minutes. These digital scans will instantly be sent to our dental laboratory computers. From there, our talented dental technicians will begin designing your veneer. Within a few weeks, your custom designed veneer will be hand-crafted to blend flawlessly with your natural teeth. In the meantime, a temporary veneer is fabricated to cover and protect your tooth while the veneer is being fabricated. When you return for the delivery of your veneer, Dr. Drone will evaluate the color, shape and fit of your new custom designed veneer. A dental x-ray is always taken to verify the precise fit before the veneer is permanently cemented.
Candidates for Veneers
Porcelain veneers are one of several esthetic options to address your cosmetic concerns. Veneers can restore your confidence in your smile. Candidates requiring a porcelain veneer must have good general and oral health and have strong teeth with minimal restorative dental work. Teeth that are weakened with large fillings or decay may require a dental crown instead of a veneer. Dental crowns are esthetically very similar to veneers and are one of the most effective and cosmetic options in dentistry.
Dr. Drone is a prosthodontist with extensive knowledge and training in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and restorative dentistry and is a well-recognized in Northwest Indiana for creating cosmetic dental solutions. During a consultation with you can learn more about whether you are a good candidate for a porcelain veneer or if there is another dental restorative option that can serve your unique dental needs. We invite you to contact Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics today at 219.462.2564.
Services Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics Offers
Single Tooth Replacement
Multiple Teeth Replacement
Dental Implant Crowns
Dental Implant Bridges
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Ceramic Inlays & Onlays
Professional Teeth Whitening
Aesthetic Dental Bonding
Dental Cleaning Exams
Oral Hygiene and Care
Gum Disease Treatment
Bruxism & TMJ Therapy
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Teeth in an Hour
We work with a dedicated team of professionals to make sure that your experience is the absolute best it can be. From our friendly front office staff, the assistants who work closely with Dr. Drone, our hygiene staff that helps our patients walk away with beautifully clean teeth and easy-to-understand dental knowledge, to the other specialists we are honored to work with; our knowledgeable dental staff will care for you every step of the way.
Exemplary Patient Outcomes
We understand the importance of having a healthy, comfortable bite. We are able to provide each patient with excellent quality restorative dental solutions. An in-office consultation will allow us to diagnose and determine how your unique needs can best be met through our restorative dental options.