When you have more than one concern with the appearance of your smile, you may assume improvement requires several procedures. But with porcelain veneers, our team can create custom restorations to instantly change the shape and color of your teeth. In today’s blog, your Oklahoma, OK, cosmetic and family dental practice talks about the process of transforming smiles with porcelain veneers.
Creating Custom Dental Restorations
Each porcelain veneer we provide for a patient’s smile is custom-made, not only for the smile as a whole, but for the specific tooth we’re placing it on. This level of personalization means they will fit comfortably, ensure a properly balanced bite, and also offer a lifelike appearance. To begin, we will examine your smile with advanced imaging technology, so we can properly assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic concerns. We then numb the tooth and gently remove a thin layer of outer tooth enamel. Once we do, we will take detailed images of the prepared tooth and use them to design and fabricate the finished product in a dental lab setting. When ready, we will attach the finished product to the front of your teeth with a powerful bonding agent, the same we use to secure crowns!
The Cosmetic Benefits
Each porcelain veneer is shaded to blend with your smile and can handle daily bite forces, so your results can last for years to come, especially if you take good care of your teeth. Our team could use one or more veneers to reshoe malformed teeth, lengthen worn down tooth structure, and even repair minor chips and cracks. Placement could help close any gaps between the teeth, and could also mask permanent teeth stains that may not respond to traditional whitening methods. Our team could also employ them to correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you obtain a straighter looking smile without the need for braces or aligners. For some, this essentially provides a smile makeover in two visits.
Keeping Your Teeth Bright
Our team is happy to transform the appearance of your smile with porcelain veneers or any of our other cosmetic treatments. But to keep teeth bright and help the results last, you need to maintain good oral hygiene. In addition to seeing us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, we urge people to take time to rush and floss at home, enjoy a healthier diet (one high in vitamin C and D), and avoid tobacco products.
Schedule a Cosmetic Appointment with an Oklahoma Dentist
At Wayman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is to help you achieve a healthy and bright smile. Schedule an appointment today to get one step closer to the dental care you deserve. You can contact your Oklahoma City, OK, cosmetic dentist by calling (405) 752-0111.