August 28, 2017

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of tooth-colored material designed to cover your teeth. They are custom-made to the shape, size, color and length of your teeth, which means they appear more natural and improve your appearance. Although veneers can be made of resin or porcelain, porcelain resists stains better than resin. Veneers are not for every dental problem. You should work with your cosmetic dentist to find the best treatment option for your issues.

What types of problems can porcelain veneers fix?

  • Teeth that have become chipped or broken
  • Discolored teeth from excessive fluoride, a root canal treatment or stains from tetracycline or other drugs
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Misaligned and uneven teeth

You do need to have fairly good tooth health and bone structure to support the veneer, but many times patients can avoid complicated orthodontic work by choosing veneers.

Generally, it will take three appointments to get veneers. On the first appointment, you will discuss the options and decide with your dentist if the procedure will offer the results you want. On subsequent appointments, your teeth will be prepared for the veneer. A small layer of enamel will be removed from the tooth surface. This is where the veneer will be applied. Then, the dentist makes an impression of the teeth. The dental laboratory will construct your veneer. When the veneer is ready, it will be fit to your mouth. The dentist may have to trim the veneer or adjust the color. It is then cemented to your teeth. You may have a follow up visit in a couple of week to make sure your mouth is responding positively to the veneer.

Get a Beautiful Smile

Many people aren’t happy with their smile. Cosmetic dentistry in McAllen, TX can help you find the confidence you’re missing if your teeth are not what you would like them to be. Make an appointment with Dr. Alvarado to enhance your teeth.



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