Porcelain veneers are a unique treatment option that can offer a stunning new smile, addressing multiple imperfections all at once. These are custom-made and can blend with your smile. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist looks at how we can create and place our custom porcelain veneers.
Creating Porcelain Veneers
Each veneer we create and place for our patients has been custom-made, ensuring a proper fit and a balanced bite, as well as a lifelike appearance. To begin, our team will numb the tooth receiving one and then gently remove a thin layer of outer enamel. Our team then takes detailed impressions of the tooth, which we use in a lab setting to design and fabricate your dental restoration. When you return to the office, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before we attach it with a powerful bonding agent.
The Makeover Potential
When we place porcelain veneers, they cover the front and sides of the teeth, and the porcelain material is not only durable, but we color match it to blend with your smile. Which means we can instantly reshape malformed, broken, or chipped teeth. Our team can lengthen the teeth following teeth grinding, and can close gaps between the teeth too. The restorations mask permanent teeth stains and also correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you can achieve a straighter-looking smile without the need for braces or plastic aligners. For some, these could offer a smile makeover, and we could even combine them with other treatments like teeth whitening.
Protecting Your New Restorations
Moving forward, good oral hygiene not only keeps the restorations bright, but also safeguard the teeth we’ve attached your new restoration too, preventing tooth decay, infection, and gum disease. You should see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, so we can monitor your smile and catch potential problems in the early stages. At home, you should brush and floss each day to remove stray food and drink particles and protect your smile from serious plaque buildup and periodontal concerns. A healthy diet, one low in sugar and starch but high in vitamin C and other important nutrients, is helpful too.
If you have any questions about how we improve your smile’s beauty with one or more porcelain veneers, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best-looking smile!
Speak With Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Improving Your Smile
Our team wants to help you improve your teeth so you can feel confident in your smile again. Talk to our team about offering a stunning new smile in only one to two visits, by calling us at Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849!