Sometimes, people have smiles with multiple imperfections, far more than just unsightly teeth stains. When this is the case, we can help transform your smile and correct multiple concerns with a single treatment option. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about how we mask these imperfections with porcelain veneers.
The Imperfections We Treat
Since each veneer covers the front and sides of a tooth, we can make instant changes to the shape and color. We can use them to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that resist teeth whitening. Our team can also address misshapen teeth and repair minor chips and cracks. Placement can be used to lengthen worn down teeth and also close embarrassing gaps between the teeth. The restoration can also correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so our team can offer a straighter looking smile with relying on braces or aligners, so you obtain major transformation in only two visits!
The Process of Creating Your Restorations
To ensure they look natural, fit comfortably, and preserve your bite balance, each one is custom-made for the patient’s smile. To get started, we will need to administer a local anesthesia as we remove a thin layer of outer enamel. Once we do, our team will take detailed digital images of the tooth, which we use in a lab setting to design and fabricate the finished product. Each veneer is made from a thin shell of porcelain, a material that can handle daily bite forces and pressure, but can also be color matched to blend with the smile too. We could even whiten teeth beforehand to ensure they match your brightest possible smile.
Placing Your Cosmetic Restorations
When you return for the second visit, we will check the fit and then adjust the veneers as needed before we attach them with a powerful binding agent. Once the veneers are in place, they have the potential to last for years to come. To keep them bright in appearance and safeguard the teeth we’ve attached them to, our team recommends seeing us twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, and also brushing and flossing daily too. Good oral hygiene habits keep your smile beautiful, and help prevent concerns like tooth decay, infection, gingivitis, and even gum disease.
If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or about our porcelain veneers in particular, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to offer you a stunning smile in only two visits!
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Improves Smiles With Cosmetic Care
We would like to help you obtain a smile that makes you feel confident. For more information on improving the overall beauty of your smile, then call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.