Some restorations are used to address cavities and infections, such as fillings or dental crowns. But we also have an option that addresses cosmetic issues! In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we can reinvent your smile in only two sittings with our custom-made and lifelike porcelain veneers.
The Cosmetic Capabilities of Porcelain Veneers
When in place, these restorations cover the front and sides of your tooth. Each one is custom-made for a comfortable fit and a balanced bite, and we use porcelain because this durable material can be color-matched to blend with your smile. When in place, porcelain veneers can transform a smile, masking permanent teeth stains and even correcting the appearance of minor misalignment. We could use them to lengthen worn down teeth and repair minor chips and cracks. Misshapen teeth could be corrected, and we can also mask unsightly gaps between them as well!
Crafting the Restorations
To create them, we first examine your smile carefully to assess the case and extent of your esthetic issues. We then numb the tooth so we can gently remove a thin layer from the outside of the tooth. Next, we take detailed images to create a 3D computer model of the prepared tooth. This we use to design and craft the finished product from porcelain. When the restoration is ready, we will check the fit and if necessary, make some minor adjustments. We then attach the veneer with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, these could last for years to come!
Keeping Them Bright
To ensure they last and stay bright, you need to take good care of your smile. This means brushing and flossing daily, eating a healthier diet, and having your teeth cleaned every six months. This protects the structure we’ve attached the veneer to from issues like decay, infection, or gum disease. The same stops help limit plaque buildup and protect the new restorations from discoloration. These actions also help lower your overall risk of cavities and periodontal disease.
If you have any questions about how we transform smiles with our cosmetic restorations, or about our teeth whitening or dental bonding procedures, then contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our team wants to help transform the color and shape of your teeth. If you have any questions about restoring the overall beauty of your smile, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact 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 want you to always feel proud and comfortable when you smile, so we could recommend a cosmetic dental restoration.