You may only have minor imperfections affecting the appearance of your teeth, but they can have a major impact on the way that you feel about your smile. Patients who dislike their teeth can suffer from anxiety and low confidence that has an effect on both their personal and professional day to day lives. They may even feel that their teeth are a barrier to having more success in their relationships or in their career.
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Fortunately, there are more ways in which it is possible to improve the appearance of teeth than ever before. One of the most effective methods for covering small cosmetic defects is a solution known as porcelain veneers.
If you are considering porcelain veneers, our highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dentistry team would be delighted to design, create and fit them right here at our family dentistry practice in Covington, LA.
Veneers are ultra-thin pieces of custom-designed porcelain that many people think look like fingernails. However, don’t let this put you off. Each is created to cover the outer enamel of a specific tooth, covering it and any imperfections that may be affecting it entirely. Once covered, the tooth looks healthy and natural, and blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Porcelain veneers can be used to cover just one tooth, or across your entire smile.
The process to apply porcelain veneers is fairly straightforward. An initial visit must be made, during which impressions and images of your affected teeth are taken which will be used to create your veneer/s. Once your veneer/s are ready, you will return to our offices to have them fitted. This involves filing down a little of the natural enamel of your tooth so that the veneer can be applied over the top and doesn’t look false or unnatural. The veneer is attached to the enamel using special adhesive which is then cured.
Since enamel cannot regenerate, once a patient has started the process of receiving a veneer, they will always require one on the affected teeth.
Porcelain veneers can be successfully used to address a number of different cosmetic dental problems. As such, the following may be considered suitable candidates for porcelain veneers.
Patients with stained or discolored teeth that are unsuitable for whitening or who have been unable to obtain the desired results through teeth whitening.
Patients who have minor damage to their teeth, such as chips or cracks.
Patients who have small gaps between the teeth, as veneers can be used to cover them.
Patients who have teeth that are an abnormal height or thickness. This is because porcelain veneers can be used to add uniformity to your smile.
Patients who have thin enamel on their teeth. This is because, despite their fragile appearance, dental veneers can add strength and durability to the teeth.
To find out if you are a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers, you will first need to attend a consultation appointment with our experienced team who will be able to determine if veneers are the most effective solution for your cosmetic dental issues.
Local to Covington, Mandeville, Folsom, Abita Springs, Madisonville and Slidell and want to schedule an appointment to discuss porcelain veneers? Please contact us today by visiting our family dentistry offices in Covington, LA or calling us on 985-412-3293.