Posts for: March, 2017
Improving your smile can be as simple as getting one simple dental restoration.
Even if you weren’t born with that Hollywood smile that doesn’t mean you still can’t get one. That’s right! Our Pasadena, TX, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin Gill, offers an amazing dental solution that will get you the beautiful smile you want in just a couple of visits. You’ll be feeling ready to walk the red carpet in no time when you get dental veneers.
What are dental veneers?
These thin custom-made layers of tooth-colored, translucent porcelain are bonded to the front of your teeth by our Pasadena dentist to improve the appearance of your teeth without the need for invasive dentistry. When veneers are placed over teeth they can easily hide:
- Worn or uneven teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor overcrowding
What should I expect during my veneer consultation?
We need to make sure that your smile is right for veneers. Also, we want to understand what your treatment goals are to make sure that veneers will be the restoration to give you what you need. Now is the time to ask us any questions you have about this cosmetic treatment to make sure these are the results you are looking for.
What is the dental veneer procedure like?
What is it like to get dental veneers? There are several steps to getting these restorations but the process is simple and painless:
Preparing your teeth: While we won’t need to prep teeth nearly as extensively as we would if you were getting a dental crown, we still need to remove a very small amount of enamel from the front portion of each tooth that is getting a dental veneer. Fortunately, this can often be done without even needing to administer local anesthesia.
Taking impressions: We will also need to take impressions of your teeth so that the lab will have a replica of your mouth and teeth from which to design perfectly fitted veneers.
Making your veneers: It can take the dental lab up to a week (and sometimes longer) to create your veneers. In the meantime, we will decide whether we will place temporary veneers over your teeth to protect them.
Bonding your restorations: This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. We will place bonding resin between the tooth and your veneer and then harden it with a laser so that the veneer permanently adheres to the tooth. With one final polish of your veneers to give them a beautiful sheen, you are good to go.
Dental veneers are a truly easy and amazing way to improve your smile. If you are ready to find out what it can do for you, call our Pasadena, TX, dental office today to book a consultation.