At Lathrop Dental in Katy, Texas, we can offer you several ways to makeover your smile. From whitening, Invisalign, and even veneer options, we know that we can help you create the smile of your dreams. If you feel like your teeth are still not to your liking after going through braces, or your teeth don’t whiten to the bright shade you’re looking for, dental veneers could be a good option for you. This is a cosmetic dental option that helps your smile be more visually appealing. They can be used to make teeth look straighter, change the size, cover gaps and discoloration, and address many other concerns you may have.
At our office, we have two types: porcelain and non-prep. If you’re interested in learning the differences, and deciding what the best solution is for you, keep reading today’s blog.Read more: Veneers Might Be The Cosmetic Solution You Are Looking For
What Is The Difference Between Veneers?
Porcelain veneers cover the front of your tooth to create the effect of a brighter, straighter smile. They are crafted to be natural-looking, and you can match them to the color of your own teeth. After your initial consultation, we’ll take a mold of your teeth and send it off to the lab. There, your handcrafted overlay will be created. Before placing them, we’ll apply a local anesthetic to the area and then we shape your enamel down to shape your tooth. We then adhere the veneer to your real teeth. This cosmetic dental option is great if you have worn enamel, chipped or cracked teeth, or teeth that don’t whiten well.
Non-prep veneers are different because your teeth are not shaved down- or very minimally so- before placement. They are made of the same material and adhered in the same way. Depending on your personal needs, your dentist can help determine what the best method of veneers is for you to receive. This option is best for people who have less severe issues that can be covered easily. It is also a quicker procedure.
How Do I Care For Them?
The length of time they last depends on how well you take care of them. Having a consistent oral hygiene routine is a very important part of this. They only cover the front of the teeth, so be sure to brush and floss as you typically would. Make sure to also continue seeing the dentist biannually, because your veneers do not protect your real teeth against oral health concerns. To prevent staining, make sure to drink beverages with a straw.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, talk to us at Lathrop Dental in Katy, Tx today at 832-437-3849.