Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. It can be the key to showing the world your personality, starting a friendship, and even closing a business deal. But what happens when you are unhappy with your smile? One of your options is to get dental veneers.
Whether your smile is less than perfect because of chipped, cracked, discolored, or otherwise imperfect teeth, Lovett Dental Baytown offers cosmetic dentistry services that we can improve your smile and your confidence. Among the most popular of these services are dental veneers. If you have been wondering whether dental veneers can help you fix your teeth or are interested in learning about other dental repair services, our team at Lovett Dental Baytown has all of the information you need.
What Are Dental Veneers?
A veneer is a thin layer that can be applied to an unsightly or dysfunctional tooth. This thin shell is shaped to perfectly fit the tooth in question. When constricted and applied correctly, veneers look and feel just like regular, healthy teeth. Dental veneers are bonded to the teeth and designed to be permanent. Most of our patients who have received dental veneers have gotten them on their front teeth because they are the most visible.
What Are Dental Veneers Made of?
If you are getting dental veneers in Texas, you tend to have two options in terms of materials. These materials include porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are generally the most sought-after type of dental veneer due to their natural look and comfort, but resin can be used for patients who want a more affordable option. Porcelain veneers are a little more expensive, but they also last significantly longer. Many patients also feel that the porcelain veneers look more natural and are more resistant to discoloration over time. If you want to undo discoloration of your teeth and veneers, look into teeth whitening options today.
Dental Veneers: The Process
For people seeking dental veneer services, the details of the process will depend upon which material you and your dentist select for your dental veneers. The basic steps, however, are as follows:
- Consultation: Your dentist will measure and evaluate the condition of your teeth and help you choose the color of veneers that best suit your smile. They will also take impressions of your teeth and may X-ray them as well.
- Preparation: We then send the mold of your teeth to a state-of-the-art laboratory, which will custom make your veneers in consultation with your dentist. In the meantime, we will prepare your teeth to have the veneers applied, and fit you with temporary veneers.
- Application: Finally, we remove the temporary veneers and bond your dental veneers to your teeth. Your dentist will make adjustments to ensure that you are comfortable and that then you will be ready to meet the world with your new smile!
Call Lovett Dental Baytown Today
If you are looking into getting dental veneer services, contact Lovett Dental Baytown to schedule your free consultation today. Make your smile the center of your personality by contacting us online or calling us at 281.346.9510. Before you visit, verify your insurance. That radiant smile is just around the corner!