Cosmetic dentistry means more than just whitening stained teeth. Treatment also involves solutions for uneven or damaged teeth as well. If you have multiple issues with the appearance of your smile, then you may consider talking to your Garland, TX, dentist about porcelain veneers. How do veneers treat so many different esthetic issues with a single procedure?
Transforming Your Smile
A veneer is actually a restoration, made from the same materials as many crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays. However, they are designed to be incredibly thin, placed over the front of a tooth to cover the front and sides. As a result, they instantly transform a tooth’s color and shape. We’ve used them to mask the permanent teeth stains that may not respond to teeth whitening, or reshape naturally misshapen teeth. Placement helps repair minor chips and cracks, and also lengthen worn down teeth. We’ve closed gaps between the teeth and corrected the appearance of minor misalignment, offering straighter smiles without relying on metal braces.
Creating Lifelike Restorations
First, we want to make sure they fit comfortably and offer a natural appearance. We typically begin by removing a thin amount of outer structure. We then take detailed impressions of the prepared teeth. Before your next visit, we design and create the restoration from porcelain. When you return, we check the fit and if necessary, make further adjustments. Finally, we place the completed veneer with a powerful adhesive material. Once in place, your new cosmetic restorations could last for several years, even decades, with proper care and attention.
Keeping Your Smile Bright
How do you keep your smile (and your new veneers) bright? Well, first try to cut back on sugary foods and drinks, which promote plaque buildup and in turn, discoloration. Try to avoid drinks with dark pigments, such as soda, tea, red wine, and coffee, which also stain teeth. At home, be sure you brush and floss daily to remove plaque buildup and protect your smile’s health. Every six months, you should have your smile examined and cleaned, which protects your natural teeth and maintains your new restorations. If you have cosmetic issues that could use attention, then please let us know. We’re happy to address your questions and concerns and perform a diagnosis to see which treatment options will boost oral health and give you a reason to smile.
DO YOU NEED COSMETIC CARE?
With cosmetic dentistry, we offer strong and long-lasting solutions to esthetic issues, from damaged and misshapen teeth to discoloration. For more information on our lifelike and long-lasting cosmetic restorations, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.