At Accent Dental, we know that cosmetic dentistry can often be just as important as dental treatments used to maintain oral health. If you have problems with the way your teeth look – if they’re crooked, gapped or discolored – it can cause you to feel self-conscious about the way your smile looks and, if your problems are severe enough, it can even have an impact on your relationships and your employment potential. Dentists who practice cosmetic dentistry employ a variety of cosmetic techniques to help you regain your self-esteem and your confident smile – one of these is applying porcelain veneers to your teeth.
Veneers were invented by a dentist in California in 1928 and, since then, improvements in bonding techniques and improvements in veneer materials have made veneers a semi-permanent solution to unattractive teeth that will work for just about every dental patient. If veneers sound like a good solution to your dental problems, here are some things you should know:
Veneers Are Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry
Our ultra thin, porcelain veneers are designed to slide on top of your real teeth and require very little surface preparation. Other procedures that change the appearance of a tooth can involve grinding down a good deal of the tooth’s surface.
Veneers Strengthen Worn Teeth
This is especially important for older dental patients whose teeth are worn down from use. In general, porcelain veneers can also strengthen and protect the front of the teeth as well.
Veneers Whiten And Brighten Teeth
Porcelain is translucent and mimics the look and shine of the original tooth enamel and can be produced in various shades of white that will give teeth a more youthful appearance. Teeth that are permanently stained from liquids or medication will be brighter.
Veneers Make Crooked Teeth Appear Straight
Porcelain veneers can eliminate the need for braces. Misaligned or malpositioned teeth will appear straight with porcelain veneers. Multiple veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth or to minimize the black triangles at the gum line that grow larger as gums recede.
Veneers Hide Chipped Or Broken Teeth
Porcelain veneers applied to the front of teeth that are minimally fractured in some way give the teeth the appearance of being whole. At Accent Dental, we can explain this process for conserving teeth.
Veneers Are Stain-Resistant
Porcelain veneers are unlike regular teeth in that they resist stains from coffee, tea and other staining liquids.
Veneers Don’t Irritate Gums
Porcelain is gentle on gum tissue and won’t irritate it while you adapt to your new veneers.
If you want to find out more about cosmetic dentistry and veneers, call us at Accent Dental in Frisco, TX at (972) 335-7666 or visit us online at www.dentistfrisco-tx.com.
Cosmetic Dentistry Frisco TX
8300 Gaylord Pkwy Ste. 15
Frisco, Texas 75034