Are you Looking for that Hollywood smile with porcelain veneers? Look no further. We here at Cosmetics & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, have exactly what you are looking for. A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, and sometimes a natural color composite material is used instead of porcelain. Many people get veneers because their tooth might have been damaged by decay or an accident, or might be badly discolored for some reason. However, it is also a very common cosmetic procedure.
The veneers are made out by one of our dental technicians, and to achieve the perfect smile, you will have to visit us a few times to get it just right. Our dentist will check any fillings in the teeth first. Then a very small amount of natural tooth material needs to be removed. Just enough of your tooth is removed to prevent the veneer making the tooth look or feel bulky. Many patients will opt to use local anesthetics for this part!
The preparation time depends on how damaged the tooth is and whether it needs to be built up with a filling first. The following steps must be accomplished during the preparation phase:
- Your mouth must have enough space to accommodate accommodating for the new morphology
- Your mouth must be able to accommodate for a shift in the midline
- Your mouth must be able to accommodate for change in tooth inclination
- We will remove all decay from your teeth before placing the veneers.
The dentist uses a putty-like material to make a mold of your mouth known as an impression, so the dental technician can tell the shape and size of veneer to make for you. Afterwards, the dentist will glue the veneer to the tooth when you next visit.
Overall, veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Once the process is completed, veneers can greatly improve your smile. Veneers can hide imperfections. They will also protect teeth from any more damage from acidic foods and drinks. The porcelain laminate veneer (PLV) has gained popularity because of Hollywood stars. Now PLVs are routinely used in the correction of malposition and minor dental diastemas, malformations, minor chips, and discolorations that are not responsive to chemical bleaching.
Two methods are currently being used to manufacture dental veneers: direct and indirect. The direct method is the direct application of composite resin on the tooth surface without laboratory production. On the other hand, the indirect method utilizes a dental laboratory for the manufacturing of the veneers. Whether you opt for the direct or indirect protocol, we have the equipment and expertise to give you your Hollywood smile.
The successful implementation of PLVs requires scrupulous planning, as well as a clear understanding of the patient’s expectations. At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we will take your preferences and desires into account throughout the entire process. With continued care and good oral hygiene, PLVs can be a conservative and ideal treatment option. . Contact us today for your consultation or to schedule an appointment for your PLVs today at our Irving, Texas location.