In previous blogs, we’ve talked about how teeth whitening can brighten the color of your teeth, and how bonding can repair minor damage. But what if a single cosmetic treatment could do both? Find out how we enhance smiles in Garland, TX, with our custom-made porcelain veneers, and whether this option might be right for you.
What Smile Issues Will Veneers Correct?
A veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain that we place onto the tooth, which covers the front and sides. We have used them to lengthen worn down teeth, and repair minor chips and cracks. Placement has also allowed us to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that form beneath the enamel and may not respond to traditional teeth whitening options. Veneers also close unsightly gaps in your teeth, and have been known to correct the appearance of minor misalignment. Finally, we can even reshape malformed teeth. To address these issues usually only takes two visits!
How Do You Create and Place Them?
First, we need to make room for them, which means removing a thin layer of tooth enamel from the tooth. We then take detailed impressions and measurements, which we use in the design process. The porcelain we use to craft them will be stain-resistant and able to withstand serious bite forces. The material can also be shaded to match the color of surrounding teeth, enabling your new restoration to blend with your smile. After we create them, we will place them onto your teeth during a follow-up visit, using a powerful bonding agent to hold them in place.
Do They Require Special Care?
With the right care and attention, your new restorations have the ability to last decades. Remember, the teeth they’re attached to will still be susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, factors that could threaten the tooth’s stability. You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss in between each and every tooth. These steps help limit the severity of plaque buildup by removing stray food particles. You will also need to see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning. The checkup allows our team to monitor your new restoration, while a cleaning removes all plaque and tartar from the smile, reducing the risk of discoloration, tooth decay, and gum disease. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our team is ready to help you enjoy a stunning new smile with our cosmetic dental restorations. To learn more about our approach to cosmetic smile improvement, then 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.