Make Your Mouth Happy With Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a great cosmetic dental option if you are looking to quickly cover chips, cracks or stains on your teeth. These thin porcelain covers fit over your existing teeth for a natural look that is sure to make your mouth happy. If you’re looking for a way to preserve your smile and restore its look, consult our dentists at Made Ya Smile of Pearland, TX for help with porcelain veneers.
Here’s a look at what makes these unique cosmetic dental materials special for your smile.
What is a porcelain veneer?
A porcelain veneer is a thin, tiny shell that goes over the front surface of your tooth. The veneer features a porcelain compound heated at high temperatures to produce a smooth and firm texture that remains as strong as your natural enamel.
The veneer is custom-shaped to fit over your tooth, plus it is colored to blend with the rest of your teeth, ensuring it will not stand out from the rest of your smile.
Who can benefit the most from a porcelain veneer?
Porcelain veneers are useful for patients in good oral health with the suitable jaw and gum structures necessary to support the tooth. The veneer also works when there is enough natural enamel on the tooth to support the shell.
How does a dentist apply a veneer?
Our team approach at Made Ya Smile can check how well a veneer can go over your tooth based on the necessary shape and coloring. We can prepare a shell through a three-dimensional scan of your smile, which includes reviewing the positioning of your teeth and how they are shaped.
We will trim a small bit of enamel from the front part of your tooth. We will remove enough to allow the veneer to fit over the tooth without causing it to bulge and cause discomfort inside your mouth. You will wear a temporary restoration over your tooth while we produce the new shell that goes over the surface, with the permanent one being ready in about one to two weeks on average.
A dental cement material will go over the newly exposed enamel where we will affix the cover. A light beam will go over the cement to help it dry and harden in a few minutes, ensuring the veneer stays in its place.
How long can your veneer last?
A porcelain veneer can last for at least ten years in most situations, with some working for as long as thirty years. But you are responsible for ensuring the cover stays safe and intact. Be sure you brush your teeth and floss each day to protect your veneer and ensure it doesn’t become discolored or loose. Avoid adding excess pressure to the veneer, as it can be at risk of chipping or cracking like any other part of your teeth.
How does the recovery work after receiving your veneers?
The recovery process following the procedure is simple, as the procedure does not require any downtime. But be sure your mouth feels normal before you attempt to eat or do anything else with your mouth. You may experience some sensitivity in the area for a few days afterward, but this effect is a natural part of the procedure.
Contact us today to find out if dental veneers can restore your smile
Porcelain veneers are exciting cosmetic dentistry solution that can boost how well your teeth look and preserve a healthy smile. You can learn more about how dental veneers work by visiting our Made Ya Smile office in Pearland. You can also contact us online to learn more about our team approach at Made Ya Smile and how a veneer can restore your smile the right way.