Covering discolored and damaged teeth is simple with porcelain veneers. At Moderna Dental Studio in Farmers Branch, Texas, Noah Cruz, DDS, and Mayra Estrada, DDS, provide custom veneers to restore the function and appearance of your teeth. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that bond to damaged or discolored teeth. These custom-made restorations can change the shape, color, and length of the teeth in the front of your mouth, which you see when you smile. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and color-matched to the shade of your teeth for a natural appearance.
Porcelain veneers cover aesthetic imperfections and give your teeth a more uniform, polished appearance. Veneers may be the right cosmetic treatment for you if you have:
Veneers aren’t just cosmetic enhancements. They also protect weak or damaged teeth from further deterioration. When you have a broken or worn tooth, it’s vulnerable to pain, decay, and cracks.
Covering misshapen teeth can also improve your bite by relieving pressure from your surrounding teeth, which often compensates for overly short or weak teeth.
Veneers typically take at least two visits to install. During your first appointment, the Moderna Dental Studio team performs a dental exam and prepares your affected tooth for treatment.
They remove about a half-millimeter of enamel from your tooth. This step ensures your veneers look natural, rather than bulky compared with the rest of your teeth.
Next, the team takes an impression of your tooth to serve as a model for your custom-made porcelain veneer.
Protecting your tooth is crucial while you wait for your custom veneer. It takes about 2-3 weeks to create porcelain veneers, so the team can place a temporary veneer in the meantime. Try to avoid chewy or overly hard foods, like candy, during this time.
When you return to Moderna Dental Studio, the team replaces your temporary restoration with the permanent veneer. First, they etch your tooth and then bond it with a dental adhesive. After removing any leftover adhesive from your tooth, your veneer should function just like the rest of your teeth.
To learn more about porcelain veneers, call Moderna Dental Studio or schedule an appointment online now.