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The Makeover Potential Of Porcelain Veneers

When you want to see a cosmetic makeover for your teeth, you may assume you need a combination of multiple treatments. But you may be surprised to find out that porcelain veneers can address several imperfections at once! In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about the makeover potential of porcelain veneers.

A Closer Look at Our Veneers

Each veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain, one that is custom-made to ensure a proper fit and a balanced bite in the smile. We want them to blend with your smile, which is possible since porcelain is translucent like tooth enamel and can be shaded to match the tone of your surrounding teeth. They’re also very durable, and in fact porcelain is often used to create crowns and replacement teeth, and can handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease. Since they instantly alter the front and sides of your teeth, they can correct an array of common cosmetic concerns.

Creating and Placing Them

To begin, our team will numb the tooth or teeth receiving them, and then gently remove a thin layer of enamel. Detailed digital images are taken of these prepared teeth and used to create the finished product in a lab setting. Using the detailed images and digital impressions, we will design and fabricate the restoration from porcelain. You then return to the office so we can place your veneers. We attach them to the teeth with a powerful bonding agent. They can last for years to come with proper care and attention.

Once in place, they can mask permanent teeth stains, close gaps between the teeth, and lengthen worn down tooth structure. We can repair minor damage and correct misshapen teeth as well. Placement also corrects the appearance of minor misalignment, so you have a straighter looking smile without the need for braces or aligners.

Keeping Your Smile Shining

To keep them bright, be sure you brush and floss these teeth along with your natural ones. Trying to limit your consumption of sugary and starchy foods, and eat a healthier diet. See us every six months for a checkup and cleaning too. These actions help fight plaque buildup and issues like tooth decay and gum disease, which could otherwise compromise the teeth we’ve attached your restorations too. These actions also protect the health of your natural teeth too.

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or about improving smiles with our porcelain veneers, then contact our team today.

Your Katy, TX, Dentist Provides Custom Cosmetic Restoration

Our team wants to offer a smile makeover with the placement of our porcelain restorations. Call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 for more information on our treatment options, or to schedule your appointment.