When you have issues with the shape and color of your teeth, then you may be interested in cosmetic dentistry. Along with teeth whitening and gum contouring, we can also offer a smile makeover in two visits with our porcelain veneers. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist talks about creating and attaching porcelain veneers.
How Veneers Correct Smile Esthetics
A veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain, one we affix to the front facing side of each tooth. The material is translucent like tooth enamel, and color-matched to blend with the smile. As a result, placement could instantly mask imperfections with the shape and surface of your teeth, repair minor damage, and even close embarrassing gaps between the teeth. We could also instantly correct permanent teeth stains, which may not otherwise respond to teeth whitening. For those with minor misalignment, we could correct the appearance of the teeth in only two visits, meaning there is now no longer a need to wear braces or use aligners to shift the teeth.
Designing and Creating Restorations
To begin, we will carefully examine your smile to understand the factors behind your esthetic issues, and to assess their severity. We then administer a local anesthetic so we can gently remove a layer of enamel from the teeth. We take images and measurements of the prepared tooth or teeth with a digital imaging system. The images will be used to create a 3D computer impression, and help us design and craft the finished product in a dental lab. The same material we craft your veneers from has been used for crowns and even dental prosthetics, as they are very strong and lifelike in appearance.
Placing Your New Smile
When the restoration is finished, you will return to the office so we can check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Once complete, we will attach it with a powerful bonding agent. The restoration then has the potential to last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime! We could brighten your teeth beforehand with whitening to ensure they reflect your brightest smiles, and also combine them with bonding and contouring for a more cost-effective makeover. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry or if you would like to undergo a consultation, then contact our team today. We would love to talk to you about porcelain veneers and other treatments to boost the beauty of your smile.
TALK TO YOUR HOUSTON, TX DENTIST ABOUT COSMETIC CARE
In just two visits, our team can help transform the overall beauty of your smile! To find out more about how we can help with our cosmetic treatments and lifelike dental restorations, contact your Houston, TX, dentist, Dr. Chan, by calling 713-926-8896.