Cosmetic Dentistry – Looking for that perfect smile?
Looking for that perfect smile? Veneers may be right for you.
Many of us find ourselves embarrassed or uncomfortable expressing a full tooth smile due to stains, discoloration or root canal treatment. Chipped, misaligned or gapped teeth can also cause us to think twice before smiling for family photos.
At Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental, cosmetic dentistry is a specialty of ours that has lifelong benefits and improvements for one’s emotional well being.
Porcelain veneers are one example of how cosmetic dentistry can improve smiles. Veneers consist of thin shells of ceramic that adhere right to the front of the teeth. They are applied by removing a small amount of the original tooth enamel. They are then cemented to the tooth using a curing light.
Some of the benefits of veneers include stain resistance, gum tissue support and a natural tooth appearance.
There are few risks with veneers, but of course all patients should be aware of the side effects. Veneers are completely irreversible, they may need to be replaced, and teeth will be sensitive for a week after the procedure.
Of course, the patient’s teeth will not be immune from cavities despite porcelain veneers. Regular check ups should still be an imperative part of a patient’s medical routine.
Most veneers last from seven to twenty years, although the tooth and gum tissue may change which will ultimately affect the veneer.
Softer foods are encouraged a few days after the veneer procedure. Following some time, patients will be able to eat whatever they want.
Although it’s rare, veneers may come off. This is not a cause for a trip to the emergency room. Save the veneer and immediately schedule an appointment with us to replace the porcelain veneer.
Cosmetic dentistry is a fantastic way to improve self esteem and achieve that perfect smile you have been waiting for. Porcelain veneers are one way to achieve confidence, but Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental also provides teeth whitening, Invisalign and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Feel free to schedule a consultation today to see what procedure would benefit you!