If you're unhappy with your teeth's appearance, there are many ways to improve how they look. However, if you want something simple done to them, our dentist at Marconi Dental Aesthetics in Pasadena, TX, may recommend getting veneers.
When you consult with the dentist about improving your teeth, there will be several options to consider. Dental bonding or capping them are two ways to change the appearance of your teeth. However, capping them involves using dental crowns and trimming your teeth so that the crowns fit correctly. Dental bonding uses a composite resin that doesn't last as long as porcelain veneers.
You can choose one of two materials for a veneer, which is porcelain or composite resin. Most of our patients at Marconi Dental Aesthetics in Pasadena, TX, choose porcelain because it looks more like natural enamel. The porcelain is slightly translucent like enamel, and light reflects off them the same as they do your natural teeth.
After picking the material, our dentist will take x-rays of your teeth so that they have accurate measurements to send to the dental laboratory, making the porcelain shells. They will place the order, and then when they arrive at the dentist’s office, you will go back to have the porcelain pieces applied to your teeth.
Although the thin shells of material are a specific size, they are usually slightly larger so that the dentist can trim them to fit your teeth perfectly. Each veneer is held up against the tooth to determine how it needs shaping and how much material needs trimming. When they are finished trimming the veneer, they will cement it to the tooth. After completing all the veneers, your teeth will look brand new, and you will have a dazzling smile once again.
If you have flaws on your teeth, such as shallow cracks, chips, or stains, consult with our dentist at Marconi Dental Aesthetics in Pasadena, TX, about improving how your teeth look with veneers.