While teeth whitening can do a lot to brighten your smile, it cannot solve deeper issues. For instance, cracks, chips, and intrinsic stains must be solved using a different approach. Porcelain Veneers offer a great solution to those who are not happy with their teeth and want a very long-lasting fix. Having them placed is an exceedingly common, cosmetic procedure that will leave you feeling great about your smile. In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist will tell you the basics of the procedure and how it can benefit you.
Is The Procedure Right For Me?
Porcelain veneers offer a comprehensive solution for several cosmetic issues. As noted above, they can help mask cracked and chipped teeth as well as stains that cannot be removed through whitening. They can also help close small gaps and cover minor tooth misalignment. Ultimately, you will want to consult with your dentist to see if this cosmetic procedure suffice or if you might need restorative dentistry — like crowns — instead.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are thin covers that fit over your front teeth. They are custom-made for your specific teeth, and they are created to closely match their exact color and hue. Before your dentist creates the veneers, they will use highly precise imaging technology that captures all the measurements and details of your teeth. This is to ensure that they have the perfect fit that matches your unique needs. The veneers themselves are made from durable porcelain that is designed specifically to match tooth enamel. From there, they are carefully placed on the affected teeth with a very strong adhesive that will last you for decades with proper care.
How Do I Maintain And Care For Them?
The most important way to maintain your restoration is to brush and floss your teeth regularly. The porcelain used is designed to closely match your natural teeth, so they can still stain without proper care. Brushing and flossing also help mitigate tooth decay and gum disease so it is highly advisable to maintain proper oral hygiene, following the guidance of your dentist. Stay away from sugary and acidic foods and beverages whenever possible, and be sure to keep drinking plenty of water. It is also worthwhile to keep up with a regular checkup and cleaning schedule to make sure your mouth is in the best possible shape.
Learn More About Our Porcelain Veneers
To learn more about this procedure and to see if it’s right for your needs, schedule a consultation today by calling Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, at (617) 562-5210. You can also find our practice at Medical Arts Plaza 4818 Wellington Street, Suite 3 Greenville, TX 75402. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you find your perfect smile once again.