19 Mar Porcelain Veneers Create Stunning Smiles
If a noticeable flaw, such as a chip, crack or stain, is a drag on your smile’s appearance, consider porcelain veneers as a convenient, affordable way to upgrade your pearly whites.
Porcelain veneers are tremendously versatile. In addition to concealing the imperfections listed above, veneers can help make an undersized tooth look more proportional in relation to its neighbors or create the illusion of proper alignment in a stretch of crooked teeth.
This valuable cosmetic dentistry intervention can help the patient attain the desired outcomes in a relatively short period of time, generally within a few weeks.
The treatment process of veneers will take place over at least two appointments. At the first visit, the dentist will take impressions and gather other information from the patient to determine the veneers’ design. Depending on the thickness of the veneers, the teeth may also be prepped for veneer placement at that appointment. A thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth to make room for the veneer. [pullquote]This valuable cosmetic dentistry intervention can help the patient attain the desired outcomes in a relatively short period of time, generally within a few weeks.[/pullquote]
While awaiting the permanent veneers, patients can wear temporary veneers to maintain the smile’s appearance in the interim.
When the veneers are ready, the patient will return to the dental office to have them placed. Any last-minute changes to the shape or shade of the veneer desired by the patient can be made prior to placement. After the veneers are bonded to the teeth, they cannot be altered.
If any decay or gum disease is present, your dentist may want to treat that condition prior to placing veneers. Ask if there are any specific considerations in your case that could create a delay in the treatment timeline.
You should also work with the cosmetic dentistry specialist to plan for the ongoing care of your veneers. While porcelain is considered a fragile material, it is quite strong when bonded to the tooth. With proper maintenance, porcelain veneers can last up to a decade.
Porcelain veneers can help you dramatically improve your smile. Ask a member of our experienced staff if veneers might be beneficial in your case. Call Balcones Family Dental at 512-200-7422 today to schedule your visit.