Having cracked, chipped and discolored teeth can damage your appearance and damper your smile. Fortunately, we have several dental treatments that you can use to correct these imperfections and improve your smile. Dental bonding, crowns, and veneers are some of the treatments that can be used to correct these imperfections. Of these three, veneers are the ideal option for moderate to severe dental problems.
Here are six reasons why you should choose porcelain veneers near you:
Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored shells that are thin enough to bond to the teeth and create a natural look. Before applying the veneers, the dentist will whiten your teeth and choose a suitable shade.
You can choose composite veneers, which also offer a natural-looking shade. They are fixed on the same dental appointment and do not a lengthy process. The only problem with resin veneers is that they are not as strong as the porcelain ones. Plus, they are not stain-resistant.
Before you can settle on getting either composite or porcelain veneers in Pasadena, TX, consult the dentist on their pros and cons.
Fixing the porcelain veneers requires a reshaping of your enamel. But, compared to the dental crowns, the amount removed is minimal. Since the veneers are wafer-thin, the dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for the veneers. The amount removed, however, will depend on the thickness veneers needed.
Our dentist can recommend porcelain veneers in Pasadena if you have any of the following problems:
Porcelain veneers, compared to bonding, last longer and are durable. Veneers and bonding fix almost the same problems, but the dentist can choose these thin shells over bonding the teeth because they are permanent. Porcelain veneers in 77505 can last between 10 to 15 years with proper care.
You’ll need at least two dental visits to get the veneers fixed and the process is done in a few steps:
The dentist will begin the process by examining your teeth, gums, and jaw bone. An x-ray can be done to check the extent of the damage. During this visit, the dentist will take you through the two types of veneers and their pros and cons.
The teeth need a little preparation to make teeth ready for the veneer process. Because the porcelain veneers are fixed in the lab, the dentist will take a mold of your teeth, and cover them with temporary veneers.
The second dental visit is scheduled after three to four weeks and it involves fixing the permanent veneers. The dentist will remove the temporary veneers, clean the teeth to remove any buildup. A conditioning liquid is used to roughen the teeth and make it easy for the veneers to bond. A special cement is used to hold the veneers and it’s hardened with a special light. Excess cement is removed and the bite examined.
Porcelain veneers in TX, do not require special aftercare because they resemble your teeth. You, however, need to care for the veneers to lengthen their lifespan.
Visit Marconi Dental Aesthetics for more information on porcelain veneers and how they can benefit you.