Porcelain veneers are cosmetic restorations that cover the front of a tooth, instantly changing the color and shape of the smile. Which means we can use them to make major improvements, correcting an array of imperfections at once. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the process of designing, fabricating, and placing your new porcelain veneers.
The Benefits of Our Custom Veneers
Each one instantly changes the shape and color of a tooth, which means we can address multiple cosmetic concerns at once. For example, we can mask the permanent teeth stains that may not respond to traditional whitening methods. Our team could place veneers to reshape malformed teeth and even address unsightly gaps between them. Placement repairs minor chips and cracks, and also adds length to teeth worn down by grinding and clenching. We could use them to straighten the appearance of your smile, offering a more even smile without the need for braces or aligners. For some, porcelain veneers essentially act as a smile makeover.
The Creation and Placement Process
Each one will be custom-made for your smile. To begin, our team will gently numb the teeth and remove a thin layer of outer enamel from them. Once we do, our team will take detailed images to create a 3D impression, one that allows us to design and fabricate the finished product in a dental lab. When the restoration is ready, we will have a very thin shell or porcelain. We use porcelain because the material is very strong, but can also be color matched to offer a lifelike appearance. We then attach it with a woeful bonding agent. Once in place, you can have a cosmetic restoration that lasts for decades to come!
Preserving Your New Smile
To help them last, and keep them bright, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. This fights plaque buildup and prevents issues like gum disease or infection from compromising the tooth we’ve attached your cosmetic restoration too. To protect your veneers and your natural teeth, be sure you brush twice a day and floss every evening, and also cut back on sugary and starchy foods. Add more items with vitamin C and D to your diet, and also see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning visits, so we monitor your smile and remove all plaque and tartar. These actions help safeguard your smile and keep your new restorations bright. If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Our Cosmetic Solutions
We want to offer care to help correct common smile imperfections. For more information on our cosmetic treatment options, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.