If you have had braces, professional whitening, and other dental services done to improve your smile but still feel like you have not gotten the desired results, porcelain veneers may be the best option for you. This is a permanent cosmetic procedure that can completely give you a new smile. At Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, we can offer you veneers and other cosmetic procedures to enhance your smile.
What Are Veneers?
These are tooth-shaped covers that are adhered to your teeth. At your consultation, you and your dentist will discuss your goals for your teeth. For many patients, this cosmetic option is used to make the teeth appear to be more uniform in shape and a brighter white color. During the preparation for the placement of veneers, a portion of your enamel will be shaved down. Tooth reduction cannot be reversed, so you need to be educated on the process before it begins. There are options for sedation during this process so that you can be more comfortable.
To get the precise shape and size of your new teeth, the dentist will then take an impression of your smile using an intraoral camera. A temporary fixture will be placed so you will not have to worry about leaving the office with bare teeth during the waiting period for your permanent ones to come in. Once they are ready, you will see your dentist so that they can be placed. There may need to be minor adjustments for them to fit correctly. Lastly, they will be bonded to the tooth.
Is This The Same As A Crown?
A crown is a restorative option that can improve the visual appearance of your smile and restrengthen the tooth after a chip or crack. While this is similar to this cosmetic procedure, there are slight differences. Veneers do not add to the strength or restoration of a damaged tooth. They can cover teeth that cannot be whitened or have blemishes. Both are great options that can last a lifetime, but to determine the best solution for your needs, talk with your dentist.
How Do I Care For My New Smile?
Veneers are only a cosmetic solution and not a restorative device to replace your teeth. To take care of them, follow your normal oral hygiene routine. Make sure to brush and floss twice a day and see your dentist as usual. The material that makes the shells will be durable and stain-resistant, but it is recommended that you not use tobacco products to avoid damaging them.
Schedule A Consultation Today
This cosmetic solution is a simple and complete way to reinvent your smile. To schedule an appointment at Cleveland Family Dentistry, call our office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve the residents of Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, and all surrounding communities.