Last week we took a look at two of our common cosmetic treatments, bonding and whitening. But what if there was a procedure that could accomplish everything those procedures can and more? Porcelain veneers can improve the beauty of your teeth by completely transforming their appearance. Do you need veneers?
Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers
Question: What issues can they address?
Answer: We can use them completely transform the shape and shade of your teeth. We have employed them to mask permanent teeth stains, close any gaps between teeth, correct the appearance of minor alignment issues, and reshape broken/malformed teeth.
Question: How do you create and place them?
Answer: We first prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. We then take detailed impressions, which are used at a dental lab to create the restorations. Once complete, we check the fit and if necessary, make minor adjustments. Finally, we place them using a powerful bonding agent.
Question: How do you keep them bright?
Answer: You can take different steps to help ensure your new restorations remain bright. First, always rinse your mouth with water after drinking something with a dark pigment, such as coffee, soda, red wine, or tea. You should also avoid biting your nails, chewing ice, or eating especially hard candy. If you play sports, wear a mouthguard!
You can also take better care of your smile to prevent damage and discoloration. You should brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. You also need to floss each night before going to bed. We always recommend patients undergo a routine cleaning every six months, which can prevent discoloration and plaque buildup, while also allowing the doctor to monitor your veneers. If you have any questions about our lifelike dental veneers, then please contact our office today.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VENEERS?
At Vi Mai-Truong, DDS, we can use a lifelike restoration to improve your smile’s beauty. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese. To schedule an appointment, call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552.