Do you have stains that withstand whitening, or issues with the shape of your teeth? For people with multiple cosmetic issues, we could create and place a series of porcelain veneers. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist will discuss when a smile is veneer-ready, and how we create and place them.
What are the cosmetic capabilities of a porcelain veneer? Well, since the restoration instantly covers the front and sides of each tooth, they have the ability to mask permanent teeth stains, as intrinsic discoloration may not respond to traditional whitening systems. We could also correct the appearance of an uneven smile, providing an alternative to braces or aligners. Placement has been shown to close embarrassing gaps between teeth, and also black triangle spaces too. Repairing minor chips and cracks is possible, as is lengthening worn down teeth. Finally, placement could correct issues with the overall shape of each tooth too. For some, this is essentially a smile makeover in only two visits.
Crafting and Placing These Restorations
There is no one size fits all option, so each one will be custom-made for your smile. To begin, we will administer a numbing agent and remove a thin layer of outer enamel. Next, we take detailed pictures and measurements of the tooth with digital imaging systems. In a dental lab setting, these images and measurements allow us to design and craft the restoration from porcelain. The material is not only durable and stain-resistant, but can be shaded to match the rest of your smile. We could even whiten your smile beforehand so they match your brightest possible smile! In a second visit, we attach the finished restorations with a powerful bonding agent.
Preserving Your Newly Restored Smile
The teeth they’re attached to could still be vulnerable to decay, infection, or gum disease, and stains are possible too. Which is why routine care is so important for helping your smile stay healthy, and ensuring your veneers enjoy a long life. You should brush and floss your teeth daily, and also attend a checkup and cleaning visit every six months. Avoid tobacco products, and also eat healthier snacks and foods, and enjoy more water in lieu of beverages with dark, staining pigments.
If you have any questions about our porcelain veneers, give us a call today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Restorations?
We would like to start your journey to a stunning new smile with cosmetic dentistry. If you have questions about how to boost the beauty of your smile, 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.