A smile is a great accessory as it completes your look and improves your appearance. However, as simple as it may be, smiling for some people is not an option. Various dental problems such as crooked, missing, cracked, chipped or discolored teeth can damper your smile and appearance. We understand the agony and that’s why at Bella Smiles Cosmetics and Family Dentistry we offer different cosmetic treatments among them porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made plastic shells that are permanently bonded to the teeth surface to change the color, length, size, and shape.
Dr. Gibson recommends porcelain veneers to fix different dental conditions such as:
Although most people can use porcelain veneers, they are not ideal for people with decay, weakened teeth, bruxism, and those with insufficient amounts of enamel.
Getting porcelain veneers is a multi-step.
During your first appointment, the dentist will assess your bite and create a treatment plan in line with your goals and expectations for the dental procedure. The teeth will be prepared by trimming off the enamel to make space for the veneers.
Next, a bit of impression will be taken to the lab for molding. The porcelain veneers may take two weeks to be molded. In the meantime, the dentist will give you temporary veneers to protect the teeth from sensitivity.
This is usually scheduled after two weeks and it involves fixing the permanent porcelain veneers. The dentist will remove the temporary ones, clean the teeth and bond the final veneers using special cement.
A follow-up appointment will be set to evaluate how you are responding to the veneers.
Dr. Gibson numbs the area to reduce discomfort and tooth sensitivity. You should, however, expect pain and soreness as the numbness subsides.
You can alleviate gum soreness and pain using pain relievers.
Porcelain veneers are commonly used due to their benefits:
Despite their effectiveness, porcelain veneers have a few drawbacks:
Porcelain veneers can last between seven to 15 years, but this will largely depend on your oral habits. After this time, you will need to replace the veneers.
Dental veneers don’t require any special care other than the recommend routine hygiene practice. Plus, professional exam and cleaning every six months are highly effective.
The cost of the veneers will depend on the number of teeth to be fixed. About the insurance, it depends on your coverage; some insurance plans cover 50% of the fee. It is prudent to call your insurance provider to know the details of what is included. Additionally, contact our dental team for a discussion on the financial plans we offer and the accepted dental insurance covers.
Are you tired of your bite? Then you need a smile makeover. Book a consultation with our dentist in Sugarland for a total dental restoration. We have various cosmetic treatments, so if veneers are not your cup of tea, we can help you choose a suitable treatment to improve your smile.