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Dental veneers can give you a new and improved smile in just two visits.
It's a sad fact of life, but over time, our teeth gradually become discolored, damaged, and just duller in general. If you have been feeling self-conscious about your smile, then it might be time to talk to our Pasadena, TX, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin Gill, about dental veneers. Often only taking two visits to complete, this simple cosmetic treatment could give you a beautiful smile for the long term!
How Dental Veneers Work
If you have a misshapen or discolored nail, you may decide to place an artificial nail over it to cover the imperfection. Veneers are the equivalent of an artificial nail for your teeth, however, they are far more durable and aesthetically pleasing. Custom-made for your smile, these thin porcelain shells are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth.
Veneers are designed to match the natural color of your teeth so no one will even notice that you have them. This is particularly important if you are only placing veneers on a couple of teeth. However, if you want to get a full set of veneers, then our Pasadena cosmetic dentist can provide you with lighter veneers to give you a brighter smile.
How Dental Veneers are Used
There are many reasons someone may turn to dental veneers to alter and enhance their appearance. After all, veneers can completely makeover a smile without the need for invasive treatment or surgery. In fact, the only thing that Dr. Gill will need to do before placing your veneers is remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth in order to make room for the veneers, themselves.
Veneers can cover a myriad of cosmetic flaws, including teeth that are,
- Slightly crooked or misaligned
- Severely discolored
- Chipped or cracked
- Disfigured or malformed
Veneers can close gaps, make teeth appear longer, improve coloration, and straighten out the overall shape and symmetry of your smile.
Interested? Give Us a Call!
If you are interested in what dental veneers can do for you, then call our Pasadena, TX, dental office today at (713) 947-0293 to sit down with our cosmetic dentist for an evaluation. Let us give you the smile you deserve!
If you're considering tooth replacement with some kind of dentures, you're not alone. In his Pasadena, TX, office, Dr. Kevin Gill fits patients with the latest in dentures, improving oral function, facial contours, speech, and more.
It's no shame
People experience tooth loss. Perhaps it's through a motor vehicle accident or sports mishap. Maybe you've had extensive tooth decay and restorations, or gum disease loosened your teeth beyond repair. Whatever the case, dentures can help bring your smile back to life.
Types of dentures
Here are the types of dentures currently available through your Pasadena, TX, dentist. As part of your treatment plan, you and Dr. Gill, will discuss your oral health needs and how each type of denture may work for you. Additionally, he will outline how long it will take to get your appliance and how much it will cost.
Denture types include:
- Partial denture are made of lifelike acrylic, these pontic, or artificial teeth are mounted on light metal framework and are held in place securely by several clasps which grasp adjoining teeth. A partial denture fills one or more smile gaps and, as its name indicates, is appropriate for partial tooth loss.
- Full conventional dentures are fitted to the top or bottom arch or both. A full denture replaces an entire set of teeth when extensive decay, accident, or periodontal disease strike. Some people also opt for full dentures because of extreme dental sensitivity. These appliances stay in place with the natural suction provided by the oral tissues on the upper and lower jaws. Dr. Gill places them after extraction sites heal completely.
- Immediate dentures are full dentures placed right after the dentist removes teeth. They have the advantage of completing your smile right away and help speed healing. However, they often need replacement as bone and gums shrink over time.
- Implant dentures help fully edentulous patients regain normal chewing, biting, and speaking. They are the most stable denture option available and improve the density and size of supporting bone and gum tissue. While they are the most expensive option, implant dentures present an attractive option to people who wish to regain the most normal physical appearance and oral function possible.
Considering dentures? Let us help
Dr. Gill and his caring staff help people decide if and when to get dentures and how best to adjust to their new teeth. If you are tired of a failing smile, call our Pasadena, TX, office to arrange a consultation: (713) 947-0293.