Not everyone is born to have naturally perfect teeth, but Dr. Joel Smith brings the good news: It can be achieved! Cosmetic dentistry in Beaufort, Texas has innovated in ways that many people do not expect. Porcelain veneers are one cosmetic dentistry solution that you eliminate chipped, cracked, misaligned, or gapped teeth. Know more about how you can achieve that perfect smile you have wanted for so long.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are attached or bonded to the surface of the teeth to cover up their imperfections. The aim of such treatment is to eliminate the patient’s dental aesthetic problem by still achieving a natural look. Porcelain is used as a material for veneers because of its appearance, which closely resembles that of the normal tooth. Dr. Smith also provides dental whitening or bleaching to achieve a more desirable result after the installation of porcelain veneers.
What can be treated with porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are usually recommended to address discolored teeth, which may be caused by a root canal treatment or a stain from taking tetracycline or other medications. Veneers can also correct broken or chipped teeth and align crooked or irregularly shaped ones. Those who have gaps in between their teeth can also give porcelain veneers a try. Dr. Smith will be able to suggest the right treatment for you during your initial consultation with him.
What are the preparations done before porcelain veneer placement?
Here at our Beaumont, Texas office, the entire process of porcelain veneer placement usually takes about one to two weeks. This will require multiple visits to Dr. Smith’s office. On the first visit, patients should expect their teeth to be prepared for the veneers through buffing away a small layer of their enamel. This is done to provide a perfect fit for the veneers later on.
How does the process of porcelain veneers go?
Once teeth have been prepared, a mold or impression of your teeth will be taken to customize the veneers. The impression will then be sent to the laboratory, wherein the veneers are made. While waiting for your personalized veneers, which can take up to several days, Dr. Smith may recommend temporary veneers for you. This can also give you an idea on how your teeth will look when the permanent ones are placed.