Enhance Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Bellaire, TX, dentist offers porcelain veneers

In recent blogs, we have discussed various ways that you can improve the appearance of your smile. If you are unhappy with discoloration that may appear on your pearly whites, professional teeth whitening can solve this problem. If you have an uneven gumline, gingival contouring can help reshape it and leave you with a symmetrical grin. For patients looking for a way to transform their smiles, Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, also offers porcelain veneers. We will be comparing this treatment to other cosmetic treatments in today’s blog.

Who Can Benefit From This Cosmetic Treatment

As mentioned above, there are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments available for patients. The method you choose will depend on your needs and smile goals. Porcelain veneers are a great option for people looking to improve discoloration, chips, cracks, and some misalignment problems. This is accomplished by placing tooth-shaped shells over the problem areas. The result can leave you with a brighter and more even-appearing smile that can be customized to your goals.

Receiving Your Veneers

This process may take several appointments. Services such as professional teeth whitening, or gum contouring may only take one visit. However, veneers are a longer process due to how they are crafted and applied. Before starting the process, you will first need a consultation with your dentist. It is important that your oral health is in good standing before having the shells applied. If you have problems such as cavities or gum disease, these must be treated first. This is because the shells only cover the front of your tooth and will need a stable structure to maintain in place.

During the consultation, your dentist will also discuss which teeth you would like to improve. They will take measurements of your oral cavity and send them to a lab to be created. Before they come in, a portion of your tooth will need to be reshaped so that the shells can fit properly. When they are ready, they will be cemented in place.

Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers

This cosmetic enhancement can last for several years with proper care. It is important to remember that this is a visual improvement only, and it does not protect your natural teeth beneath. Remember to maintain a good oral hygiene routine and continue seeing your dentist regularly for checkups. Unlike whitening treatments, you will not need to have this service repeated. To help maintain them, brush, and floss at least twice a day. Some patients may find that it is more helpful to do this after each meal to prevent the porcelain from becoming stained.

Talk To Our Team Today

If you are interested in porcelain veneers, call Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, today at (713) 668-9119