Dr. Greg Herzler, D.D.S., a Saginaw, MI dentist, is happy to announce the availability of veneers to his valued patients.
SAGINAW, MI, September 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Veneers are thin layers of material that are bonded on top of the existing tooth surface, and are used to correct various common imperfections of the teeth, including severe staining, chips, fractured or broken teeth and gaps. The result is natural looking and matches to the rest of a patient's teeth, with the flaws hidden.
There are two main materials that veneers can be constructed of: Porcelain, or a resin composite material. Both methods require some removal of tooth enamel in order to accommodate the new material, and although both methods produce beautiful and dramatic results, porcelain veneers last almost twice as long as resin.
The initial consultation with Dr. Greg Herzler, a Saginaw dentist, is when patients should discuss their specific needs and concerns. A plan will be made for the size, color and materials that are best for each patient's specific needs. The actual application of the veneers is a fairly simple process that is completed in several steps, which will vary depending on the method Dr. Herzler decides is right for the patient.
Porcelain veneers require impressions of the teeth to be made and fabricated in a laboratory, but resin composite veneers do not. With resin veneers, the material is painted onto the tooth surface and dried with a bright light until it cures, and is later polished and shined to resemble natural teeth.
"Veneers require significantly less removal of the tooth surface than crowns, which are basically caps that fit over the entire circumference of the tooth. They are also ideal for medication or age related staining, as these types of discoloration cannot be corrected with standard tooth whitening procedures," said Dr. Greg Herzler on veneers in Saginaw.
Because removal of enamel is permanent and can occasionally result in increased tooth sensitivity, veneers should not be used as a first line cosmetic procedure if whitening is the only goal. Also, those with severe tooth decay or gum disease may not be candidates for veneers or bonding as the gums and bone need to be healthy. People who grind or clench their teeth may also want to consider an alternative to veneers, as those actions can cause the veneers to crack and chip.
Dr. Herzler is enthusiastic about the availability of this popular cosmetic option and encourages patients considering veneers in Saginaw to visit his office for a consultation. "If you are considering veneers, please feel free to call for an appointment where I will be happy to discuss the options with you personally."
Dr. Herzler's office is opened Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm and can be reached at (989) 793-7733. For further information on Saginaw veneers or to schedule an appointment, patients can visit Dr. Herzler's website at: http://www.herzlerdds.com/
About Greg Herzler, DDS: Dr. Greg Herzler has been practicing dentistry in Saginaw since 1980 and is continually demonstrating his commitment and concern for every patient's comfort and care. He provides an array of services and treatments including, teeth whitening, dental implants and veneers. Dr. Herzler completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University in East Lansing and went on to graduate from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago in 1980. Patients come to Dr. Herzler's practice from Saginaw and the surrounding communities, but many also drive long distances for his personal attention and compassionate care.
Dr. Greg Herzler
4977 Mackinaw Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48603