If you aren’t happy with your smile, there are lots of dental solutions that could help. Whether you suffer from deep, intrinsic stains that just won’t go away, your teeth are chipped and cracked, or you have a gap that makes you feel self-conscious, porcelain veneers could be the solution to your cosmetic problems. Having them placed is a common procedure and is a relatively non-invasive procedure. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist discusses everything that goes into creating, placing, and maintaining porcelain veneers.
How Do We Make And Place Them?
Porcelain veneers look so natural because we handcraft them to fit your mouth and to address your specific needs. They are ultimately matched to the shape and color of your existing, natural teeth, so they resemble the rest of your smile. Porcelain and ceramic are strong materials that match the look and feel of teeth, so they are excellent substitutes; you will hardly notice any difference. The procedure of having them put in consists of your dentist sculpting a small amount of enamel from the surface of the teeth and then bonding the custom-made veneer to it with a strong adhesive.
Do I Need This Procedure?
There are a variety of issues that can benefit from having veneers placed on your teeth. These include having chipped teeth, large gaps, teeth that may seem too small, irregularly shaped teeth, deeply miscolored and stained teeth, and others. Ultimately, your dentist will give you their recommendation as to whether you could benefit from the procedure, but it can really help you feel better about the look of your mouth. Remember it is a cosmetic procedure, so you should consult with your dentist if you have more structural issues at play.
How Do I Maintain Them?
Because they are designed to closely mimic natural teeth, you just need to care for them the same way you have always maintained your oral health. Brush them twice a day using a non-abrasive toothpaste and floss regularly. You should also make sure you see your dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and examination. Veneers are designed to last a long time, so if you practice good oral hygiene, you’ll be happy with your improved smile for years to come.
Do You Have Questions About Porcelain Veneers?
If you think you might benefit from the procedure, do not hesitate to reach out to your dentist — it can truly improve your confidence in your smile. You can contact your Houston, TX, dentist, Dr. Vlachakis, by calling 281-974-4494. You can also visit Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry at 820 Gessner Rd., Suite #1560 Houston, TX 77024. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you see the results you’ve always wanted.