We want to help you start a new year with a gorgeous smile, and to do so we can place one or more porcelain veneers. These restorations can correct multiple cosmetic concerns in as little as two visits. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about improving the beauty of your smile with porcelain veneers.
Your Cosmetic Consultation
The cosmetic consultation is a chance for our team to talk about your smile. We want to help you find the right treatments to address your cosmetic concerns, so you can smile with confidence again. Our team will examine the teeth and take detailed digital images from multiple angles. If we decide on porcelain veneers to address your cosmetic concerns, we can use these images to design and craft them in a lab setting. For many, these can offer a smile makeover in as little as two visits, addressing multiple cosmetic concerns at once.
Creating Your Porcelain Veneers
To begin, we will numb the teeth receiving the restorations, and then gently remove a thin layer of tooth enamel from them. We then take the digital images we mentioned above, combining them to create a 3D computer impression that we use in a dental lab setting. We then design and fabricate your new restorations. In a follow up visit, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before we attach them to the teeth with a powerful bonding agent. Once in place, they will be able to transform your smile.
For example, we can use veneers to mask the permanent teeth stains that whitening alone cannot address. We can also close unsightly gaps between the teeth, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you don’t need braces or aligners. Placement could also reshape malformed teeth too, and repair minor cracks and chips. We could also lengthen the teeth worn down by untreated bruxism.
Protecting Your Restorations
To keep them bright, and safeguard the teeth we’ve attached them to from issues like gum disease or decay, you need to maintain good oral hygiene habits. Be sure each day you start by brushing your teeth for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and then do the same before going to bed. You also need to floss before bed to reach what a toothbrush alone cannot. In addition, find time to see us for a checkup and cleaning every six months, so we can monitor your restoration and your smile as a whole, while also removing harmful layers of plaque and tartar.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Dental Care
We want to help you smile with confidence once again using cosmetic dentistry. For more information about our cosmetic dental procedures, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.