If you have been suffering from teeth that are badly stained, poorly shaped, crooked, or chipped, you could achieve an instant smile makeover with the use of porcelain veneers by your Granbury dentist at Lakeview Dental.
Veneers cover the front of your teeth with very thin pieces of porcelain, which are attached by a cement to improve the color or shape of your teeth. Veneers help to resolve uneven tooth surfaces, chipped teeth, uneven spaces or gaps, or permanent discoloration. Veneers are durable and long-lasting. The material is less porous than natural teeth, so they are more resistant to staining from coffee, smoking, or other substances.
The process of obtaining veneers from your Granbury dentist begins with a consultation to identify your concerns and whether they can be resolved with veneers. Once it is determined that you will proceed with the veneer treatment, a preparation visit is scheduled. This appointment is generally 1-2 hours. Your teeth are buffed lightly to prepare for the added thickness of the veneers. During the buffing, approximately ½ millimeter of the tooth is removed. A local anesthetic is utilized to ensure you are comfortable during this procedure. Next, a mold of your teeth is created, which is then sent to a quality dental laboratory to custom manufacture the veneers to match your teeth perfectly.
A second appointment with your Granbury dentist at Lakeview Dental is then necessary to bond the veneers to your teeth. This appointment will also last approximately 1-2 hours, and begins with the new veneers being placed on the teeth to check the fit and color for accuracy. Once the color and fit are verified, the teeth are thoroughly cleansed. A cement is applied, the veneers are placed on the teeth, and the cement is then hardened with a light beam or laser.
Following your bonding appointment, you will return after 1-2 weeks for a follow-up appointment to ensure the veneers are stable and functioning well.
If you are unhappy with your smile due to permanently stained teeth, chipped teeth, wearing, or gaps, porcelain veneers by your Granbury dentist at Lakeview Dental may be the best option for you. Call today for a convenient consultation appointment 817-385-1925. We look forward to seeing you!