Porcelain veneers offer a minimally invasive means to correct multiple dental maladies. Deep dental stain, chipped enamel, misshapen teeth and unwanted gaps between teeth can be dealt with in just a couple of dental visits with a permanent solution. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will reveal exactly what is involved with placing porcelain veneers.
Veneers are very thin, tooth colored shells that are fabricated by the dental lab using dental impressions and thorough instructions from your dentist. Photographs may be taken as a supplemental aid.
Veneers can be used to enhance one, two, or multiple teeth. The process involves removing a small amount of enamel from the front of each tooth being treated (about the thickness of the veneer).
Veneers are very versatile in that they have a useful purpose to treat multiple problems:
Dental stain and enamel discoloration – Stained teeth can ruin your smile; spots or marks that are prevalent in several teeth from medication, illness, neglect, or tobacco use can disappear quickly.
Chipped teeth can appear whole again when dental veneers are in place.
Misshapen or uneven teeth appear symmetrical.
Gaps between teeth appear to close.
Veneers are tried in for fit and appearance. Minor adjustments can be made at this time, if needed. Upon the approval of you and your dentist, the veneers are permanently cemented in place. Treated teeth enjoy added strength; however, they are not invincible.
You will likely be advised not to bite into hard, crunchy, sticky, or tough foods. Cut fresh fruits and vegetables in pieces for consumption. Other habits you have to forego include biting fingernails and using your teeth to open packages.
Oral health care for teeth covered with veneers is the same as biological teeth. Brush twice every day with a fluoridated tooth paste; floss daily; and see your dentist every six months for cleaning, polishing and dental exam. Veneers will be examined at each visit.
Veneers are made from porcelain which is naturally stain resistant; if you wish to whiten your teeth, make sure to complete whitening before veneers so the shade can be accurately matched.
To learn more about porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dental procedures we offer, call 972-264-5795 and schedule your visit today.