You have a big event coming up, and you want to look your best. You shop for the right clothes for the occasion, but when you look in the mirror, you can’t help but be distracted by your chipped, discolored, and slightly misaligned teeth. You don’t have time for multiple dental procedures to fix these problems, but you want to have a smile you’re proud of. Well, porcelain veneers can give you the results you’re looking for all in one simple procedure. In this post, your cosmetic dentist in Midland explains what these coverings are made of and how they are placed to achieve the look you want.
What are porcelain veneers made of?
As the name suggests, porcelain veneers consist of a ceramic material, but instead of encapsulating the entire tooth like a dental crown, porcelain veneers just cover the front surface of your teeth. These thin sheets are designed and crafted to mimic natural tooth enamel in shape and texture, and they can be shaded to any desired color for a naturally beautiful appearance.
What aesthetic problems can porcelain veneers address?
Because porcelain veneers are applied on the front of your teeth, they can hide basically any visible flaw. For example, porcelain veneers can address the following imperfections:
- Discolored teeth.
- Gapped teeth.
- Chipped teeth.
- Slightly misaligned teeth.
- Small or misshapen teeth.
Basically, porcelain veneers can correct the size, shape, color, and alignment of your teeth for a natural-looking perfect smile.
How are porcelain veneers placed?
The process of attaching porcelain veneers is fairly simple. It goes as follows:
- At your consultation with your dentist, you both decide that porcelain veneers are the right treatment for you.
- The dentist removes a small portion of enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers.
- They take impressions of your teeth and send specific data to a dental lab.
- Before you leave, they attach temporary veneers.
- The dental lab manufacture your custom porcelain veneers.
- When they are completed, you return to your dentist’s office so they can permanently bond the veneers in place.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
As a popular cosmetic dental procedure, porcelain veneers have many advantages. For instance, they can last for up to 20 years before needing to be replaced. In addition, they are very durable and are even more stain resistant than your teeth’s natural enamel. With this one versatile procedure, you can correct multiple flaws, which otherwise would require several different procedures.
To have an ever-ready smile for whatever comes in the future, you can get porcelain veneers and feel more confident going into any situation. In just two appointments, you can transform the appearance of your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. To get started, schedule your consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Midland today!
About the Practice
At Boyles General Dentistry in Midland, patients have three skilled, experienced dentists who can exceed expectations. With over 40 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Franklin Boyles has earned Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry. His son, Dr. Stephen Boyles, is a member of seven professional associations and organizations. Joining them, Dr. Ken Etheredge has over 35 years of dentistry experience. To schedule a consultation with them for porcelain veneers, call (432) 685-7011 or click here.