Sometimes, we see patients with multiple cosmetic issues with their smiles, from teeth stains and misshapen teeth, to exposed gaps and poor alignment. However, we’re happy to help transform their smiles and address these issues with a single treatment option. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist looks at the benefits of porcelain veneers.
Crafting a Custom Restoration
Each one we place in a patient’s smile will be custom-made to blend with their surrounding teeth, offering a lifelike restoration that improves overall beauty without upsetting bite balance and function. To begin, we remove a thin layer of enamel, which makes room for a restoration. We then take detailed impressions and images of the tooth, using the details gathered to design and craft the restoration. When the patient returns for a second visit, we place the completed veneer with a powerful bonding agent. The porcelain material not only offers the same translucent appearance as enamel, but we tint it to better blend with the smile too. The material is stain-resistant, and absorbs daily bite forces.
The Esthetic Benefits Veneers Offer
Since they cover the front and sides of the teeth, we use them to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that would not otherwise respond well to teeth whitening. We also address minor damage, such as worn down, cracked, or chipped teeth. We correct misshapen or malformed teeth, and also close embarrassing gaps between your teeth. If you have minor misalignment, we may correct the appearance of your alignment, so you don’t have to undergo treatment with braces or aligners. Simply put, you end up with a completely transformed smile in as little as two visits!
Keeping Your Smile Bright
Now, to keep your veneers bright and to protect the teeth we’ve attached them to from issues like tooth decay and gum disease, you need to care for your smile. At home, we suggest daily brushing and flossing to remove food particles and control plaque and tartar buildup. Then, you should see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, so we can monitor your smile for signs of trouble, and also remove all plaque and tartar. Eating healthier helps too, as does avoiding tobacco products. If you have any questions about addressing your cosmetic concerns with lifelike porcelain veneers, then contact our team today to learn more.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COSMETIC DENTAL CARE?
We have the ability to completely alter the shape and color of your teeth in as little as two visits. To learn more about our cosmetic restorations, 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.