To make a complete smile transformation in just two visits, your Cleveland, TX, dentist may recommend treatment with one or more thin porcelain veneers. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how we design and craft them, and look at the various esthetic issues they can instantly repair. A new smile is possible with these lifelike restorations.
The Porcelain Veneer
The restoration is very thin and composed of porcelain, a strong material that is translucent like tooth enamel. The material can be color-matched to blend with your smile, and also contains stain-resistant properties. When placed, this covers the front and sides of the teeth, completely altering the appearance of one or more teeth. For this reason, they act as a complete smile makeover for many of our patients.
When in place, the restorations could mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to traditional teeth whitening measures. Porcelain veneers also reshape malformed and misshapen teeth, and could repair minor chips and cracks. We also use them to close gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth. If you wear down the structure due to teeth grinding, this could lengthen your teeth. We could even combine them with other treatments to help with the makeover process, or to make it more cost-effective. We may combine them with teeth whitening, dental bonding and contouring, and clear orthodontic aligners.
Creating and Placing Your New Restorations
Each one is custom-made for your smile. To begin, we administer a numbing agent to ensure you feel comfortable. We remove a very thin layer of outer enamel to make room for the restoration. Next, we take detailed impressions and images with digital scanning technology. At a dental lab, we use the information to design and craft the veneers from porcelain, and then color-match them for your smile. When you return for a second visit, we will attach them with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, your new restoration could last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime!
If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to see if veneers are right for you, then contact our team to schedule your cosmetic consultation. Let’s work together to help you obtain a smile that makes you feel confident!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Restorations?
Our team uses thin porcelain veneers to help transform the shape and color of your teeth in just two visits, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327. We have an array of cosmetic treatments that we can customize for your smile.