As part of our approach to cosmetic dentistry, we have restorations that can change the shape and shade of your teeth. But how do we place porcelain veneers and what changes can they make to your smile? We’re going to take a look at the process of placing porcelain veneers.
Preparing Your Teeth
First, we begin the process by preparing your smile. We prep the teeth receiving veneers by removing a thin layer of enamel, making room for the new restorations. Afterward, we take detailed impressions of the teeth. The impressions will be used at a dental lab to design and fabricate the new restorations from porcelain. We use porcelain because the material offers a natural looking appearance, as well as durability and stain-resistant properties.
You will return to the office once the restoration is complete. We will then check the fit and if needed, make further adjustments. Finally, we place the restoration using a powerful bonding agent. Once in place, we can use them to reshape malformed or damaged teeth, and even address issues with the tooth surface, such as pits or grooves. We can mask permanent discoloration, lengthen worn down teeth, and close gaps between teeth. In some cases, we can place one to correct the appearance of minor misalignment.
Keeping Your Restorations Bright
What can you do to ensure your new restorations last for decades and provide lifelike smile improvement? First, be sure you brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before bed. Doing so protects your smile from discoloration, as well as the risk of infection or periodontal disease. You should also make time to have your teeth professionally cleaned at our office every six months. A cleaning removes the plaque that brushing and flossing alone cannot. If you have any questions or concerns about improving your smile with veneers, then contact our team today. We want to help you obtain a beautiful new smile!
Do You Need Veneers?
Our team can place a custom-made restoration to improve the appearance of your smile. You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.